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 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.
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".