The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore

The Night Before Christmas

Written by Clement C. Moore
Illustrated by Mark Marshall

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Mark Marshall's captivating illustrations places a little boy at the heart of Clement C Moore's classic Christmas poem. The bright and bold picture book is a perfect Christmas gift for young children - and a great way to introduce a new generation to this iconic poem. With a magical, glittery cover!

A Piece of Passion from Maudie Powell-Tuck, Editor The Night Before Christmas is such an iconic Christmas poem – a true family favourite. In this new illustrated edition, we wanted to bring this enchanting story to a new generation of children. Traditionally, The Night Before Christmas is told from the perspective of the father of the family. We thought it would be magical for young readers if one of the children wakes and sees Santa Claus instead. Mark Marshall felt like the perfect choice to illustrate the book. His art is wonderfully naïve and appealing, perfectly capturing the thrill and wonder of Christmas for little children. I hope this book will be cherished by families for many Christmases to come.


The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse ...It's Christmas Eve and the whole house is sleeping - all except one little boy, woken up by the jingle of bells and the clatter of reindeer hooves on the roof. As he tiptoes downstairs, who will he find? Mark Marshall's captivating illustrations place a little boy at the heart of Clement C Moore's classic Christmas poem.


The perfect gift and a true classic to treasure year after year. - Lancashire Evening Post With colourful illustrations and rhythmic text, this enchanting festive poem is brought to life for a new young audience. - Booktrust The pictures are so warm and delightful to look at and the poem stands the test of time. - The Guardian

About the Author

Clement C. Moore

Clement Clarke Moore was born on July 15, 1779 in New York, New York. His father was Benjamin Moore, Episcopal Bishop of New York, Rector of Trinity Church, and President of Columbia College. He was an only child and his early education was conducted at home.
After graduating from Columbia College (now Columbia University) he remained there as Professor of Oriental and Greek literature. He donated land from his family estate for the foundation of the General Theological Seminary, where he was a professor of Biblical learning and compiled a two-volume Hebrew dictionary.

Despite his many scholarly works he is rememberd for his yuletide poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas", which later became famous as "'Twas the Night Before Christmas".

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Little Tiger Press an imprint of Little Tiger Press Group

Publication date

10th September 2015




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