Since it ?rst appeared in 1823 as A Visit from St. Nicholas, "The Night Before Christmas" has been a classic holiday story, read and enjoyed by children and adults during the holiday season. Stockings are hung on the mantle, sugar plums dance through childrens dreams, reindeer clamor on the rooftops, and you know in a moment it must be Saint Nick
This bright and vividly illustrated edition of Moore's timeless poem is a must-have for any family during the holiday season, whether it is placed under the tree for Christmas Eve or given as a pre-holiday treat. Ages: 4-8.
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.
Bill Bell is professor of bibliography at Cardiff University. He is the general editor of the four-volume "Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland" and editor of "The Library: The Transactions of the Bibliographical Society".