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The Night Before Christmas [Hardcover]

By Clement Moore (Author) & Jan Brett (Illustrator)
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Item description for The Night Before Christmas by Clement Moore & Jan Brett...

Whose tiny faces are peeking out from Santa's golden sleigh? Yikes! It's two of Santa's elves who are Christmas Eve stowaways. Beloved illustrator Jan Brett's version of The Night Before Christmas lets these two mischievous elves add their rambunctious spirit to this familiar 1823 rhyming story. Here, Santa and his reindeer land on the snowy roof of a Victorian mansion in New England. While Santa delivers the toys inside, the elves and the reindeer frolic around the lawn, as a pig (earmarked for a girl named Jan) and a few alphabet blocks spill out of sacks into the snow. Santa swiftly reins in the mischief-makers and "away they all flew like the down on a thistle." Brett's richly illustrated borders are lavishly decorated with antique toys, ornaments, and sweet treats, all surrounded with twisting golden ribbons. They also give us a window on the mansion's inhabitants, including the children watching Santa's departure in awe. A sugarplum of a Christmas story, just right for a reading before "a long winter's nap."

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Putnam Juvenile
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11" Width: 9.1" Height: 0.4"
Weight:   1 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 31, 1998
Publisher   Putnam Juvenile
ISBN  0399231900  
ISBN13  9780399231902  

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More About Clement Moore & Jan Brett

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Clement C. Moore was born in the Chelsea section of New York City in 1779 and wrote his famous poem for children there in 1822.
Anita Lobel has illustrated more than 40 books for children, including the Caldecott Honor Book On Market Street.

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...
  1. Classic Collectible Pop-Up
  2. Dover Children's Classics
  3. Grosset & Dunlap All Aboard Book
  4. Holiday Classics
  5. Little Golden Book Favorites
  6. Night Before Christmas
  7. Random House Picturebacks

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( B ) > Brett, Jan
3Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Classics by Age > General
4Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Classics by Age
5Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths > Stories
6Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Holidays & Festivals > Christmas > Fiction
7Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8
8Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > United States

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Jan Brett Night Before Christmas  Apr 6, 2008
I LOVE Jan Brett's books! I buy them anytime I see them whether on sale, old ones on this site as remainders, or new.. They make great gifts. I have a backup of many to give to children, particularly my granddaughters. The illustrations in this one are so beautiful it is really a keepsake to save as well as enjoy. Give it as a gift and you will make some child very happy and a parent happy,too.
Beautiful, large book  Mar 29, 2008
Beautiful illustrations reprinted from over 40 sources. All illustrations are credited on last page. Book measures 9"X11.5" Only down side was that the price changes by the day. One day it's almost $11 another it's $8.97. But that's just the way this site works; something to be aware of. (It's worked in my favor often while shopping at midnight--price suddenly went down!)
Classic  Jan 13, 2008
it's a classic, so of course you can't go wrong, but as far as the best one being out there... well, I'm sure there are much better illustrated ones out there than this one
It's Become a Tradition  Dec 29, 2007
I bought this for my grandchildren last Christmas. The wording is traditional, and the illustrations are wonderful! This has become a part of the Christmas Eve tradition at my daughter's house.
This Book is Beautiful...!  Dec 11, 2007
These illustrations are the best ever for The Night Before Christmas...Stunning even! A worthy heirloom Christmas Book. The illustrations cover both sides of the page for a large panoramic view seldom seen in other books...

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