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    DescriptionAs St. Nick and eight tiny reindeer descend through a brilliant night sky, the famous Christmas poem begins. The father narrates the words just as Clement Moore wrote them, and artist Jan Brett captures the spirit of the story in glorious illustrations. Visually she extends it for children who will delight in watching two mischievous stowaways from the North Pole enthusiastically exploring the sacks of gifts on the roof. St. Nick, inside the house, is unaware, until the toys spill down onto the lawn -- then he turns with a jerk, and sees them. Antique toys and exquisite ornaments frame the borders, in which the father, St.Nick, or the family cat and dog can be found watching the action. A unique and beautiful edition, which all the family will cherish for years to come.

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    The Night before Christmas
    Board Book
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Clement C. Moore, By (author) Dana Regan
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 26
    Width: 145 mm
    Height: 157 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    ISBN 13: 9780694004249
    ISBN 10: 0694004243

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12000
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    DC21: 811.2
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    BIC subject category V2: DCQ
    B&T Book Type: EF
    DC22: 811.2
    Ingram Subject Code: CH
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: HL010
    Ingram Theme: HOLD/XMAS
    Libri: I-CH
    B&T Merchandise Category: KNV
    B&T General Subject: 211
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    LC classification: PS2429.M5N
    BISAC V2.8: JUV007000
    DC22: 811/.2
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: JUV017010
    LC classification: PS2429.M5 N5 1992
    Thema V1.0: YFB
    Edition statement
    abridged edition
    HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
    Publication date
    15 October 1993
    Publication City/Country
    New South Wales
    Review text
    A smiling Santa in goggles and aviator helmet speeds up the Christmas Eve delivery system with updated transportation from his "Far Northair" sleigh. This futuristic-looking vehicle still uses eight reindeer, but additional propulsion is controlled through sophisticated equipment in the covered cockpit (including a built-in beverage maker with choices from hot chocolate to borsht). This interpretation of Moore's classic poem finds Santa making a delivery to a household with three children in a traditional, suburban neighborhood. The father of the family springs out of bed in a panic in one dramatic spread, with his hand seeming to stretch right off the page toward the reader. A diverse crew of helpers joins Santa on his Christmas Eve flight, with costumed elves from many countries and ethnic groups helping to unload the toys and clean the soot off Santa's red cape, furry pants and pointed boots. Elves and toys decorate the endpapers and also appear as spot illustrations at the end of the poem's verses, which are attractively framed with bold, red borders on alternating spreads. An "interview" of St. Nick by illustrator Watson concludes the volume. (Picture book. 3-7) (Kirkus Reviews)