The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

by Clement C. Moore and Angela Barrett

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 28/10/2014

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"Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,

In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there."

So the scene is set for a visit from Santa Claus (AKA Father Christmas!) in this much loved festive poem by Clement C. Moore. Brought to colourful life by Mary Engelbreit's lavish and warmly traditional illustrations, this version is perfect to share with children in the build up to Christmas, capturing the excitement and magic of festive season in a wonderful, read-aloud poem. It makes a great Christmas gift or stocking filler to be treasured by all the a family.
ISBN:
9781445139258
9781445139258
Category:
Early learning: verse & rhymes
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
28-10-2014
Publisher:
Hachette Children's Group
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
40
Dimensions (mm):
211x193x8mm
Weight:
0.16kg
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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