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Clement C. Moore's beloved poem about Santa's arrival on Christmas Eve has been illustrated by hundreds of artists since its first publication in 1823. Two collectors of antique children's books have selected a variety of these charming pictures from Arthur Rackham, Jessie Willcox Smith, Thomas Nast, and other renowned children's illustrators of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Most of the images are from versions of the poem; a few are from antique postcards or magazines. Source notes for all the illustrations are included. Santa is dressed differently by each artist, but he is always "chubby and plump--a right jolly old elf" who brings joy to all good little girls and boys. This attractive edition of The Night Before Christmas will be enjoyed most by collectors of children's books or lovers of things Victorian. Youngsters who are already familiar with the poem will delight in comparing the different old-fashioned Santas and the children of long ago "nestled all snug in their beds." A charming holiday gift to leave under the tree on Christmas Eve for anyone who believes in the magic of Santa Claus. (Ages 5 to adult) --Marcie Bovetz --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Spiffy acrylic paintings of a wintry urban landscape dotted with tangy candy-colored buildings give the classic poem some modern zip. The artist's whimsy shines in an "Identification Chart: How to Recognize Santa!" and the exploits of the household's black cat (and its white mouse pal). By book's end, even the lone straggler on the holiday tree lot has been touched by Christmas magic. Among the few good contemporary treatments of this poem, Grover's is a winner. All ages. (Oct.)
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Just as a remember reading to my kids. Perfect for my grandchildren!Published 11 days ago by Patty Smith
We always read "The Night Before Christmas" every holiday and I love this version! The pictures are beautifully done, and the size is perfect. It's a winner!Published 16 days ago by Kindle Customer
Great book, with beautiful coloured pages. My kids love this book.Published 21 days ago by Mr. T. Adams
I bought this eBook because we don't always spend Christams eve at home and it makes it really easy to maintain some traditions having access to this book over my phone or iPad. Read morePublished 27 days ago by jdjd
Really nice however, original story altered to be Politically Correct......... Santa no longer smokes a pipe😢 Is nothing scared anymore!!Published 29 days ago by Coton Lover