The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore

The Night Before Christmas

Written by Clement C. Moore
Illustrated by Angela Barrett

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Highly acclaimed artist Angela Barrett captures all the excitement and anticipation of Christmas Eve with her magical version of this popular festive verse. Her detailed illustrations depict a nostalgic, snow-covered world that sparkles with elegance and flair. A classic book that will become a cherished part of many a family Christmas. It begs to be reread year after year as a much-loved festive tradition.


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 ...


Greenaway Medal winner Barrett creates a nostalgic, snow-covered world in her magical new version of the Christmas Eve. Bookseller A delight. Angels & Urchins This magical, snow-covered version captures all the excitement of the countdown to the big day. The School Run The stillness and quiet sense of anticipation in her illustrations make this a particularly atmospheric and memorable telling. Books For Keeps Every family needs a copy of The Night Before Christmas. Angela Barrett's edition is the perfect read for a Christmas Eve bedtime. Sunday Express Every family needs a copy of The Night Before Christmas. Angela Barrett's edition is the perfect read for a Christmas holidays bedtime. International Express No festive season is complete without The Night Before Christmas. Junior

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


Clement C. Moore
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Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books

Publication date

4th October 2012




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