Item description for The Night Before Christmas by Clement Moore & Jan Brett...
Overview 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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Studio: Putnam Juvenile
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11" Width: 9.1" Height: 0.4" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Oct 31, 1998
Publisher Putnam Juvenile
ISBN 0399231900 ISBN13 9780399231902
Availability 0 units.
More About Clement Moore & Jan Brett
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.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Night Before Christmas?
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...