Twas the Night Before Christmas

Twas the Night Before Christmas : Or Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas

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"Lushly textured pencil drawings capture the mystery, surprise, and anticipation of . . . the most magical night of the year." PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Once upon a time, children imagined St. Nicholas as a stern, skinny bishop who was as likely to dole out discipline as Christmas presents. But thanks to the anonymous publication of the poem "Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas" in the TROY SENTINAL in 1823, a plumper, merrier St. Nick was born, transformed into the sleigh-riding, chimney-diving, jolly old elf we now call Santa Claus. Complemented by gorgeous monochrome illustrations that are meticulously true to pre-Victorian times, this definitive volume of 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, honoring the poem's original language, is now available in a compact gift edition."

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  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 190.5 x 218.44 x 10.16mm | 272.15g
  • Candlewick Press (MA)
  • Cambridge, MAUnited States
  • English
  • 2-COLOR
  • 0763631183
  • 9780763631185
  • 61,862

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Matt Tavares is the author-illustrator of three baseball-inspired favorites: ZACHARY'S BALL, OLIVER'S GAME, and MUDBALL. He lives in Ogunquit, Maine.

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