Item description for The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore & Mary Engelbreit...
Overview The rich beauty and magic of the holiday is captured through brilliant illustrations, from Santa's glittering sleigh to bright red stockings hanging from the mantelpiece, in a retelling of the classic Christmas Eve bedtime tale. Reissue.
Readers young and old are invited into the enchanting world of Mary Engelbreit in this sparkling edition of Clement C. Moore's classic poem. It is the night before Christmas, in a house so cozy and colorful, so filled with expectation, so dusted with Christmas magic that only this beloved illustrator could have created it. Shhh. A mouse is asleep in its snug den and children are dreaming as sugarplum fairies flutter around their bed. Then there's the jingle of bells. . . .
For this merry celebration of Christmas, Mary Engelbreit has filled every page with bewitching details, rich color, and memorable characters. These include a bevy of mischievous elves, an adorable mouse, and a lovable, bespectacled Santa. The images in Mary's joyous vision will bring discovery and delight to generations of readers.
Citations And Professional Reviews The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore & Mary Engelbreit has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 09/23/2002
Kirkus Review - Children - 11/01/2002 page 1623
School Library Journal - 10/01/2002 page 61
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2002 page 170
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2003 page 170
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 11.5" Height: 11.25" Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2002
ISBN 0060081600 ISBN13 9780060081607 UPC 046594016997
Availability 0 units.
More About Clement Clarke Moore & Mary Engelbreit
Barbara Reid is an award-winning author-illustrator best known for her work in Plasticine. Her previous books include Picture a Tree, Fox Walked Alone and Perfect Snow. She lives in Canada.
Clement Clarke Moore lived in New York City, in the state of New York. Clement Clarke Moore was born in 1779 and died in 1863.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Night Before Christmas?
Make sure you get a copy for each of your children May 2, 2008
This version of "The Night Before Christmas" is by far the best illustrated edition I have ever seen. The artwork is incredible. My children love looking at all the vibrant, detailed pictures, and I even pause while reading the story so I can look at the pictures too. It seems like I find something new in the artwork everytime we read the story. Make sure to get a copy of the book for each of your children. You will want to pass this down to them so they can read it to their own children some day, and I would hate to have to choose who would get this beautiful book, and deal with the ramifications of the one who did not!
'Night Before Christmas Feb 8, 2008
Book is so beautifully illustrated, it does the classic poem justice. It made a great "first christmas" gift.
The classic story you love with vibrant illustrations! Jan 22, 2008
This is a beautifully done book. It is the same classic story we all know and love, and the illustrations are brilliant. Mary Engelbreit's drawings fill the page, are colorful and detailed. Everytime you look at the pictures you will notice a small detail that you've previously missed. My daughter is 3 months old, but when I read this to her, she actually stared at the page with wide eyes as if she was amazed at all the colors. This is certainly one book I will buy for my friends' children, and I highly recommend it.
The Night Before Christmas Jan 21, 2008
This is a classic. The art work is very nice and it will be a great read every Christmas with the kids.
great illustrations on a classic Jan 18, 2008
The drawings are excellently crafted. This book is a pleasure to read and view!