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The Night Before Christmas [Hardcover]

By Clement Clarke Moore (Author) & Mary Engelbreit (Illustrator)
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Item description for The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore & Mary Engelbreit...

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.

Publishers Description

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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Item Specifications...

Studio: HarperCollins
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 11.5" Height: 11.25"
Weight:   1.35 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2002
Publisher   HarperCollins
Age  4-10
ISBN  0060081600  
ISBN13  9780060081607  
UPC  046594016997  

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More About Clement Clarke Moore & Mary Engelbreit

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Clement Clarke Moore (July 15, 1779 - July 10, 1863) was a writer and professor and is credited with writing "A Visit from St. Nicholas" for his children. Originally published anonymously on December 23rd, 1823, the poem that would come to be known as "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," was responsible for the creation of the Santa Claus myth as it is known in the United States and much of the English-speaking world.

Jessie Wilcox Smith (September 6, 1863 - May 3, 1935) was a prolific illustrator of magazines and children's books. She was a frequent contributor to Ladies Home Journal. A student of Howard Pyle, some of her best-known work for children includes Charles Kingsley's The Water Babies.

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.

Clement Clarke Moore has published or released items in the following series...
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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
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6Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Holidays & Festivals > Christmas > Fiction
7Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Holidays & Festivals > Christmas > Nonfiction
8Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8

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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!

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