Twas the Night Before Christmas: A Visit from St. Nicholas

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Everyone knows the famous words: “‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house . . .” Clement C. Moore’s famous 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.

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Very nice hardcover book

User Review  - DB - Target

Bought it as a Christmas gift for my nephew and his wife who are expecting their first baby, thought it would be nice to have for a Christmas Eve reading tradition! Read full review

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User Review  - KristiBernard - LibraryThing

This is a great and favorite story told from the mouse's point of view. Sparkly snow filled pages will get your kids excited about Christmas for sure. This wonderful Christmas poem will become a new tradition for your family for the holidays. Read full review

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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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