The Night Before Christmas (Abridged / Hardcover)

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Illus. in full color. The holiday poem is brought to life in festive scenes of a Victorian home.

About the Author

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 ofthe English-speaking world.

Cheryl Harness is an author-illustrator, speaker, sometime sculptor, and harmonica player. She has created many acclaimed historical picture books, including "Ghosts of the Civil War, Ghosts of the White House, Ghosts of the 20th Century, Mark Twain and the Queens of the Mississippi, " and "Three Young Pilgrims." She lives in Independence, Missouri, with her Scottie, Maude, and her cats, Irene and Merrie Emma.

Praise For…

"Children will enjoy the humorous details. A popular choice."--Booklist.  

Product Details
ISBN: 9780394826981
ISBN-10: 0394826981
Abridged: Yes
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 22nd, 1990
Pages: 40
Language: English