The Night Before Christmas by Zdenko Basic

The Night Before Christmas

Written by Zdenko Basic

3+ readers   Baby and Toddler   
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'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

Here is a perfect Christmas remembrance for all members of the family - an ageless poem and pictures that grown-ups and children will treasure always. This book perfectly captivates the true feeling of Christmas.


The Night Before Christmas by Zdenko Basic

This glorious publication sees Clement C. Moore's timeless verse brought to new life with magical artwork that is sure to bring visions of sugarplums to everyone's head!

Generations of children have gone to bed on Christmas Eve with the hoof-beats of eight tiny reindeer in their ears and in their minds the vision of Saint Nick with his pipe and beard at the fireplace filling their stockings, as described in the incomparable The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore.

About the Author

Clement C. Moore, an American writer and poet, is best know for this poem, which he wrote for his children and published anonymously in New York's 'Sentinel' on December 23rd 1823. Zdenko Basic received a prize at the first Croatian Biennale of Illustration and also won the Best Young Artist in Croatia award. In addition to his books, Zdenko works as a costume designer, scenographer and graphic designer.

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Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books

Publication date

3rd October 2013




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