This box set includes the cherished poem in an illustrated book format, accompanied by three ornaments replicating those in the illustrations. The poem is faithfully reproduced and accompanied by Charles Santore’s lavish illustrations on every spread. The special gatefold is so spectacular you won’t want to turn the page. Five-color printing on the cover and interior pages.
From renowned author Clement C. Moore comes a keepsake edition of the holiday classic featuring a lavish gatefold spread and three ornaments printed with the original illustrations from the book. Read this illustrated gift book as a family, and hang these keepsake collectors items right on the branches of your tree year after year.
“Santore has illustrated many classic stories, including Snow White, The Wizard of Oz, and The Little Mermaid, and he now brings to life Moore’s ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’ in characteristically elegant and detail-rich paintings. His is a very traditional vision, as he brings readers inside a stately colonial home, tastefully appointed with wreaths, garlands, and stockings. In a particularly nice bit of design, when the narrator ‘Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash,’ readers can do the same, opening a double-page gatefold that reveals a quiet village blanketed by snow—and a sleigh silhouetted against the moon. It’s a gorgeous interpretation of a beloved holiday classic. All ages.” —Publisher's Weekly, starred review
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.