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The Night Before Christmas: The Miniature Classic Edition (Miniature Editions) Hardcover – September 30, 1998


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 and up
  • Series: Miniature Editions
  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Running Press Miniature Editions; Min edition (September 30, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762403527
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762403523
  • Product Dimensions: 3.3 x 2.8 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 2.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,043,066 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Clement Clarke Moore, (1779-1863), was a professor at New York City's General Theological Seminary (built on land donated by his father) who, in an 1836 reprint of A Visit From St. Nicholas (more commonly known today as Twas the Night Before Christmas), was first credited as the author of the poem, and later included it in an anthology of his work.

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.

Customer Reviews

Guess that won't be happening.
Julia Pepper
I guess you could use it as a stocking stuffer, but I donated mine to Christmas Basket Bingo at church.
Olivia Stabler
Nowhere in the description does it state the size of this HARDCOVER BOOK.
Sherry Lee

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Hilary A. Bachelder on November 17, 2004
Format: Hardcover
The book is the classic poem, and the illustrations are nice (many are sketches, but with a few full-color pictures of Jolly Old St. Nick.) My biggest concern was when I opened the box... all I saw at first was a big piece of crumpled packing paper... and when I removed that... there was this LITTLE TINY book in the box! It was my own fault for not reading every detail on this page, I guess, but this was to be the classic to read our kids every Christmas Eve, and it's a nice quality, just hard for the kids to see! Just be aware before you purchase... Product Dimensions: 3.3 x 2.8 x 0.6 inches.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Andrea M. Wood on November 23, 2004
Format: Hardcover
This book is impractical. It so small it can be easily lost and is hard to read.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By mom of three on December 9, 2004
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I was so disappointed with this tiny book! I thought it was left out of my order because it was so small I didn't see it at first. I want to read this to my children on Christmas Eve, but it is so small that it will be difficult for them to see the pictures. I wish the book description would have described it as a very small version of the classic book
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By S. Pendergrass on November 28, 2005
Format: Hardcover
BEWARE - this is a MINIATURE book! It is only about 3 inches square!! If you are trying to buy a nice hardcover version of this story, THIS IS NOT IT!! I bought these to give as gifts and when I complained to Amazon about the size, I was basically told that they can't be responsible for my error. I'm not sure how it was my error, since they did not show the dimensions of the book or otherwise indicate that is was a miniature. DON'T end up in this situation - pick another version of The Night Before Christmas!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Julie on December 16, 2011
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My 7 year old son received a copy of this book as a present several years ago. Sadly, it ended up in the laundry and was destroyed. I searched and searched for a new copy and was so pleased to find this edition. He LOVES the fact that it is tiny and fits in his pocket. He carries it everywhere, year round (which is probably why the first copy ended up in the wash!). It is very easy to read (the text is actually very large) and the pictures are lovely. I am now ordering 2 other copies for my other kids, who also want to carry it around and read it whenever the mood strikes them. The product description is perfectly clear that this is a miniature book, so I'm not sure why the other reviewers were so surprised and disappointed by its tiny size.
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I was looking for a new copy of the classic Clement C. Moore Night Before Christmas, not the more modern verses, since the one I've had since I was a kid was so beat up. I found this one and like everyone else here, didn't pay close attention to the product dimensions because I've never had an issue before. Imagine my shock when I opened the box and found this Barbie size book. Obviously I'm incredibly disappointed with the microscopic size of this book and it sure makes it hard to gather with the kids on Christmas Eve and read a book the size of a cracker!

I do love the illustrations, what you can see of them anyway, and the classic poem. Not a fan of the size, so I had to buy another copy of the normal sized Clement C. Moore version. I guess you could use it as a stocking stuffer, but I donated mine to Christmas Basket Bingo at church.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Catherine M. Norton on December 14, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This is a "miniture" book. A real disappointment if you are thinking it to be a normal size children's book. Amazon should have had a size disclaimer on this one and I should have read the reviews. I'm glad I only bought one copy. I had almost purchased several as gifts! Instead this is going in my stocking and I will now always inquire on size!!!!
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