The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

by Clement C. MooreJan Brett and Angela Barrett

Hardback Publication Date: 30/09/1999

This is the first Illustrate-A-Book project that focuses on talented children and youths of Colleton County in Walterboro, South Carolina. Front cover by Tina Thomas; Back cover by Al'Leigh Murray. This traditional Christmas story is brought to life by the wonderful colored pencil drawings of five Colleton County youths in the first Illustrate-A-Book Project started by Children's Librarian Shiela M. Keaise.
Picture books
Publication Date:
Hachette Children's Group
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
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Clement C. Moore

Clement C. Moore (1779–1863) was a professor of Oriental and Greek literature at Columbia College (now Columbia University) in New York.

The poem 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' was first published anonymously in 1823 but was later attributed to Moore and was included in an 1844 anthology of his works.

Moore's former land in New York is noted today by Clement Clarke Moore Park where local residents often gather on the last Sunday before Advent for a reading of his most famous poem.

Angela Barrett

Angela Barrett is a hugely talented and internationally acclaimed figure in illustration. She completed a Masters Degree at the Royal College of Art, where she was taught by Quentin Blake.

Her first title, The King, The Cat and The Fiddle, was runner-up in the Mother Goose Award in 1984. Since then, Angela has illustrated numerous titles and won many awards for her work, including the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1993 for Beware, Beware! She lives and works in London.

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