It Was the Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore
  

It Was the Night Before Christmas

Written by Clement Clarke Moore
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Synopsis

It Was the Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore

Everyone knows the famous beginning to this beloved holiday poem: 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house... Clement Moore's poem was written in 1822 and has been a holiday classic ever since. This edition, with gorgeous illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith, was first published in 1912 and is considered by many to be the definitive version of the story. This lovely tale is now a part of the Folk Tale Classics series, with gold foil stamping on the cover and full-colour illustrations throughout. A beautiful and affordable edition of a classic, this book deserves a place in every child's library!

About the Author

Clement Clarke Moore (July 15, 1779 - July 10, 1863) was a writer and professor and is credited with writing -A Visit from St. Nicholas- for his children. Originally published anonymously on December 23rd, 1823, the poem that would come to be known as -'Twas the Night Before Christmas, - was responsible for the creation of the Santa Claus myth as it is known in the United States and much of the English-speaking world. Jessie Wilcox Smith (September 6, 1863 - May 3, 1935) was a prolific illustrator of magazines and children's books. She was a frequent contributor to Ladies Home Journal. A student of Howard Pyle, some of her best-known work for children includes Charles Kingsley's The Water Babies.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Clement Clarke Moore
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Publisher

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Publication date

23rd September 2014

ISBN

9780544325241


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