Delicate cut-paper illustrations let readers peek ahead to the next scene in this elegant edition of a classic poem evoking the anticipation of Christmas Eve.
Clement C. Moore’s "Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas," first published in 1825, spurred a revision of Yuletide traditions with its image of a merry Santa Claus beloved by children around the world. Now a cut-paper edition of the poem, with exquisite illustrations by Niroot Puttapipat, elicits the magic of the season through moonlit silhouettes. With scenes that transform with the turn of each page, revealing the fine details and decorations of a festive family home, this keepsake edition features a final pop-up spread that captures all the excitement of a special night.
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 of the English-speaking world.
NIROOT PUTTAPIPAT grew up in Thailand, the grandson of a Lan Na Thai princess. As a child, he often spent time drawing and acting out stories, leading to a lifelong interest in art and literature. Niroot Puttapipat says he was intrigued by the story of THE MUSICIANS OF BREMEN because of his love of music and his passion for drawing animals, particularly birds. A recent graduate of Kingston University, he now lives in London. THE MUSICIANS OF BREMEN is his first full-length picture book.