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The Night Before Christmas

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Clement C. Moore

   Clement C. Moore's beloved poem about Santa's arrival on Christmas Eve has been illustrated by hundreds of artists since its first publication in 1823. Two collectors of antique children's books have selected a variety of these … see full wiki

Author: Clement C. Moore
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Publisher: Chronicle Books
2 reviews about The Night Before Christmas
review by . October 29, 2010
A CHRISTMAS TREASURE
          Who could resist a book  illustrated by Tomie dePaola?  Certainly not anyone at our house.  Through the years his name on a cover draws us as few other children’s book illustrators do.   He received the New Hampshire Governor’s Arts Award of Living Treasure - how appropriate!  For so many parents and youngsters he is, indeed, a living treasure.  His other honors include the Caldecott Honor Award and the Newbery …
review by . November 09, 2005
The particular charm of this much-loved Christmas poem is found in the illustrations, late nineteenth and early twentieth century full-color plates from a collection of antique picture books. The original text is familiar, beautifully balanced by page after page of images that evoke another era, when life was simple and children fell asleep on Christmas Eve with visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads, slumbering boys and girls protected by a hovering trio of angels, "mama in her kerchief …
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