Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
The Night Before Christmas Hardcover – October 11, 2011
|New from||Used from|
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
"Santore has illustrated many classic stories, including Snow White, The Wizard of Oz, and The Little Mermaid, and he now brings to life Moore’s 'A Visit from St. Nicholas' in characteristically elegant and detail-rich paintings. His is a very traditional vision, as he brings readers inside a stately colonial home, tastefully appointed with wreaths, garlands, and stockings. In a particularly nice bit of design, when the narrator 'Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash,' readers can do the same, opening a double-page gatefold that reveals a quiet village blanketed by snow—and a sleigh silhouetted against the moon. It’s a gorgeous interpretation of a beloved holiday classic. All ages. (Oct.)"
--Publisher's Weekly, starred review
About the Author
Charles Santore is a renowned illustrator and his many awards include the Society of Illustrators Award of Excellence, the Alumni Award of the Philadelphia College of Art, and the Hamilton King Award. Charles Santore’s illustrations are part of the permanent collections of the Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, PA; The Free Library of Philadelphia; New York City’s Museum of Modern Art; The United States Department of the Interior and many private collections.
If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $2.99 (Save 4%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The story is great, the pictures are awesome. On the kindle version, there is no way to make the print size larger like on many picture books. Makes it damn near impossible to read on the phone without zooming in, backing out, etc. There is also only one page shown at a time. Many illustrations are supposed to span two pages.
There have been several versions of The Night AFTER Christmas, incidentally; and this is not the best or most entertaining of the lot, but it certainly opens the mind to reality, and the imagination to... well, read it for yourself and see.
I thought it would be nice to start a yearly tradition of reading this classic story on Christmas Eve.
We could have probably downloaded it for free, or borrowed a copy from the local library -- a rather good idea considering that every dollar counts these days -- but the "Animotion" was so appealing we thought it would be worth an actual purchase.
And we were right! There is a moving image on nearly every page, and each of them are fantastic. Our son is five years old and absolutely loved it. I recommend this version as worthy modern version of a timeless classic (the wording of the poem itself is unchanged as far as I know, the "update" is simply the technology that gives the images their life). The cover is lovely and the artwork, even the pages without the holo stuff, is quite beautiful. Very well done.
A wonderful book to read with your loved ones . . .
Most recent customer reviews
Liked the little added verses.
I think it might be a little more enjoyable if you had the actual book.