Let the holiday magic begin!
Stockings hung by the chimney with care. Visions of sugarplums dancing. And that jolly old elf, St. Nick, with his eight tiny reindeer. That can mean only one thing: it's The Night Before Christmas!
From popular children's illustrator Robert Ingpen comes a beautiful new interpretation of the classic holiday poem. Ingpen's stunning pictures capture all the warmth, wonder, and humor of Clement C. Moore's beloved verse.It's perfect for the family to share and a magical start to every Christmas eve.
About the Author
Clement C. Moore (1779-1863), an American scholar and poet, first wrote The Night Before Christmas in 1822 to entertain his children. A friend submitted it to a local newspaper, The Troy Sentinel, where it was published on December 23, 1823. Moore's delightful description of St. Nicholas and his eight flying reindeer has since become the definitive portrait of Santa Claus.
Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932) worked primarily as a banker during his life. His masterpiece ""The Wind in the Willows"" grew out of the stories he told his young son. Robert Ingpen has designed, illustrated, and written more than 100 published works of fiction and nonfiction, among them ""Around the World in 80 Days,"" ""The Jungle Book,"" and the centenary edition of ""Peter Pan and Wendy,"" In 1986 he was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for his contribution to children's literature.