Posted by pamela mccoll on Wednesday, November 13, 2013
’Twas the Night Before Christmas
Edited by Santa Claus for the benefit of children of the 21
Written by Clement C. Moore
Illustrated by Elena Almazova and Vitaly Shvarov
of the Poem
: Charles Shi
Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night !
This classic holiday poem was first published in a New York newspaper on December 23
, 1823 and has been loved
by readers of all ages ever s
ince. This delightful poem is considered by many people to be the most famous poem
ever written in the English language. Reading this poem has become an annual tradition for many families as they
for the arrival of Santa Claus and his merry reindee
r on December 24
Christmas Eve. This edition omitted
the reference to Santa Claus smoking a pipe for the benefit of the youngest of readers to protect them from positive
imagery of tobacco products. This edition is the first time such an edit has appeare
d. Resource Links, a children’s
literary journal reviewed this book and gave it an “excellent” rating and the Midwest Book Review stated: The
vibrantly colorful, friendly illustrations bring to life this wonderful read
aloud holiday storybook.
This edition won recognition in 2012
2013 by winning six book awards, four Benjamin Franklin Book Awards, a gold
medal at the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards and a first place at the Global International Ebook Awards.
Currently available in Engl
ish, Spanish, French and Mandarin with other translations forthcoming. It is available in
hard cover and soft cover in English, hard cover in Spanish and French, and as interactive enhanced electronic books.
Grafton and Scratch Publishers
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