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Twas the Night Before Christmas: Edited by Santa Claus for the Benefit of Children of the 21st Century Hardcover – September 4, 2012
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"Twas The Night Before Christmas is the best known poem in the English language. If someone gave us its first line, most of us could recite the second line automatically." --Bruce David Forbes, Author
Winner of 4 IBPA 2013 Benjamin Franklin Awards,including first place best cover,Moonbeam Children's Book Awards 2012 Gold Medal best holiday book, first place at the Global International Ebook Awards best Christian children's title,gold place for the Mom's Choice Awards in 2013. The edition is the first in the poem's 190 history to present Santa Claus as smoke-less. This small yet significant edit captured international media attention including the New York Post, Associated Press, NBC Nightly News, The Colbert Report and The View. The debate over the edit went to the airwaves,including the BBC,and National Public Radio. The book became a *bestseller on Amazon.com in both 2012 and 2013 with hundreds of positive reviews to its credit. Over 1,000 children aged 3-7 were interviewed about smoking and the result was that 98% of them wished no one smoked. This was produced with these children in mind. Positive reviews:Kirkus,Midwest Book Review,Resources Children's Literature Journal --Resources Children's Literature Journal
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I know these are picky points and the pictures are cute with a Disney-esque style, but there are hundreds of versions of this wonderful, classic poem. Don't waste your purchase on this one. Even if it is free.
When I saw this book for free today I was so excited. When I saw the quality of Illustrations I squealed. This is one of my favorite Christmas Stories, and my High School Choir would sing it. Then I realized that it had been cut.
Stabbed by the censorship police. I do not proscribe to the thought that ideas that are no longer acceptable or are becoming unacceptable should be ripped from the bookshelves. If I did, I wouldn't own any Mark Twain, or some Agatha Christie. The authors of their times wrote with the ethos of their time, whether it has changed or not does not matter. They took their inspiration and put it to pen. We should respect that and their talent. A Santa Claus with a pipe will not cause millions of children to run out and take up the bowl.
So while I praise the artistry which I found amazing. In fact a couple of the pictures I thought I could just walk into. I cannot approve of censorship in any form.
I am all about books, that's why I got a Kindle; however, I am not about change. The lines in question, to the true editors of this edition, may seem to put Santa in poor light. Come on people this poem has been around for years, it was written in 1822; and besides Santa can never be seen in bad light, he's Santa!
While the illustrations for this book are nice, if not small on an e-reader screen, I simply cannot read it so incomplete. I would recommend an older version or search for the original; which is in the Kindle bookstore for free as well.
To change a classic to push a political agenda is just selfish.
Two thumbs down.
Same plot but the original author would likely not be pleased.
Political correctness strikes again.
Was thrilled to see it offered as 'Free'... now I know why.
Its one thing to choose to teach your children lessons in accord with your personal belief system, but *tampering/censoring the text from a time-honoured, classic poem-story... and then to assign responsibility to "Santa" is simply irresponsible, and plain wrong.
Am deleting from my Kindle FireHD as soon as review completed.
*Comments state (see subtitle & end "pages"): "Edited by Santa for the benefit of children in the 21st century".... leave Santa out of it! He's not a Censorship-driven Editor.
-C.C. [Amazon Prime Member-Reviewer}
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