Booklist called the 1980 Holiday House picture book edition “A Christmas treasure” in a starred review.
About the Author
Tomie dePaola (pronounced Tommy da-POW-la) is best known for his books for children. He's been published for 40 years and has written and/or illustrated over 200 books, including 26 Fairmount Avenue, Strega Nona, and Meet the Barkers. Tomie dePaola and his work have been recognized with the Caldecott Honor Award, the Newbery Honor Award and the New Hampshire Governor's Arts Award of Living Treasure. He lives in New London, New Hampshire with his new Airedale dog, Brontë.
CLEMENT C. MOORE (1779-1863) is credited with writing the classic Christmas verse in 1822, as a gift to his family. First published in 1848, his beloved poem has brightened the holiday season ever since.