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The Soldiers' Night Before Christmas (Big Little Golden Book) Hardcover – September 12, 2006

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Kindergarten-Grade 3–This version of the Clement Moore poem takes place on a U.S. Army base in the desert. The narrator wakes up when he hears a crash, and sees a Blackhawk helicopter giving the all clear to nine Humvees and a jeep, all loaded with gifts. Sergeant McClaus calls the drivers by name: Now, Cohen! Mendoza! Woslowski! McCord! Now, Li! Watts! Donetti! And Specialist Ford! When the caravan leaves, the sergeant calls out, HAPPY CHRISTMAS, BRAVE SOLDIERS! MAY PEACE COME TO ALL! Cartoon illustrations help to make this a lighthearted, even humorous, retelling that will probably be most appreciated by military families who already know the original version.–Virginia Walter, University of California, Los Angeles
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About the Author

Trish Holland, originally from Jackson, MI, wrote LASSO THE MOON, a Little Golden Book that pubbed in May, 2005.

This is Christine Ford's third book. Her picture book, SNOW, was published in 1999 by HarperCollins. Her novel, SCOUT, will be published by Delacorte in Spring, 2006. Ms. Ford grew up in Pittsfield, MA. The author lives in Arlington, TX.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Series: Big Little Golden Book
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Golden Books (September 12, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375837957
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375837951
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.3 x 10.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #729,181 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
I was given this book as a gift for my daughter and we just LOVE it!! She calls it her "Papi" book. My husband is currently deployed for the second time to Iraq, and this time our 3 year old realizes he is gone, so with this book it gives her a different insite about what Christmas is for him and that Santa wont forget him while he is there!! I have reccomended this to all of my friends that are in the military with kids and I even have it up on our Family Readiness Group website so everyone can find out about it!!!
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By Army Wife on January 19, 2007
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AWESOME book. My husband is currently serving in Iraq and it was a very difficult Christmas for all of us. I bought multiple copies of the book. I kept one for myself, each of my children have one and I sent 2 copies to Iraq for my husband to share with his fellow soldiers. We all loved the book. I read it to my 12 and 13 year old children on Cristmas Eve before they went to bed and it helped bring us together. My husband was a little like SGT McClaus for his section. thank you for once again putting out another wonderful book.
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By S. Seger on December 27, 2009
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My husband is a former Marine, and he saw this book and we had to get it for our first born. As for the people "complaining" about the smoke encircling his head like a wreath... Grow up, it's a book not an instruction manual to your children.
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I purchased this book for my husband and kids for Christmas. I crossed through "Soldier" and wrote in "Marine" with a black sharpie. I also threw in some USMC references/jargon/rank/CH 46 etc. It was a hit... and a lot of fun since dad was deployed for the 2nd Christmas in 3 years.
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We bought this for our 3yo on a whim. I think we read it 2 times a day for the months of December and January. It is now April and we still read it at least once a week. We bought several more copies to pass out as gifts.
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LOVE IT!!! I actually had tears in my eyes while reading this! I can't wait until next year when I can start reading it on Christmas Eve to my little Army Brat! Great story, great pictures, very very nice.
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My son and I really enjoy this book. My husband is deployed and missed Christmas. It's a nice, easy read and has great illustrations. I recommend this book to all military families, deployed or not.
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great book for a military family, will help children when a loved one is away for the holidays, made me cry because its all true
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