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The Night Before Christmas Paperback – October 1, 1986


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Holiday House (October 1, 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0590317709
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823404179
  • ASIN: 082340417X
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.6 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,535,759 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Booklist called the 1980 Holiday House picture book edition “A Christmas treasure” in a starred review.

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About the Author

Tomie dePaola (pronounced Tommy da-POW-la) is best known for his books for children. He's been published for 40 years and has written and/or illustrated over 200 books, including 26 Fairmount Avenue, Strega Nona, and Meet the Barkers. Tomie dePaola and his work have been recognized with the Caldecott Honor Award, the Newbery Honor Award and the New Hampshire Governor's Arts Award of Living Treasure. He lives in New London, New Hampshire with his new Airedale dog, Brontë.


CLEMENT C. MOORE (1779-1863) is credited with writing the classic Christmas verse in 1822, as a gift to his family. First published in 1848, his beloved poem has brightened the holiday season ever since.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By cabby on December 18, 2010
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I truly love the illustrations that Tomie dePaola brought to this age old story of Christmas. I always enjoy his simple, yet magical, artwork.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Judy Wampler on February 19, 2013
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Recommend this book, wonderful addition to Christmas collections. Start a tradtion and read this book each season with your family.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By E. Strickenburg on December 2, 2011
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As soon as December rolled around, I knew I had to find a good illustrated copy of "The Night Before Christmas" to share with my 15-month-old son. I've always loved the lilt and old fashioned charm of this poem, and the way it adds to the aura of the season.

This was just what I was looking for. Tomie de Paola's illustrations match the tone of the poem perfectly: old fashioned and charming. The setting is New England during the 1840s. Each illustration is rich with quaint details, and each page is bordered with patterns from old timey quilts. It's a beautiful book and a holiday favorite.
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More About the Author

Clement Clarke Moore was a professor of religion and the author of several scholarly works. What he is most remembered for, however, is his poem "An Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas," later called "The Night Before Christmas," and written as a Christmas gift for his six children.

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