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The Night Before Christmas - By Clement Clarke Moore ( Board Book )

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About this item

Highlights

  • Board book with classic Christmas poem
  • Colorful illustrations will delight children
  • Christmas board book is sure to be a favorite during the holiday season

Description



About the Book



An illustrated version of the well-known poem about an important Christmas visitor.



Book Synopsis



Here is the wonderful new version of the classic poem every family should own! This edition of The Night Before Christmas is lavishly illustrated by renowned, New York Times #1 Bestselling artist Charles Santore, the critically-acclaimed illustrator of multiple classic tales, including The Wizard of Oz, Snow White and The Little Mermaid. This is a board book edition of the classic The Night Before Christmas.

First published anonymously in a New York Newspaper called the Troy Sentinel on December 23, 1823, under the title "A Visit from St. Nicholas." Clement Clark Moore has long been credited as the author of this beloved yuletide poem, but literary scholar Don Foster now believes that the true writer was in fact a poet of Dutch heritage named Henry Livingston Jr. Livingston had passed away by the time Moore claimed authorship of the poem years later. In 1844, Moore published "A Visit from St. Nicholas" in an anthology of his own poetry, but Livingston's family has always insisted that Moore is not the true author. However, even if Livingston's family had never spoken up, Moore's authorship rings a bit false. The structure of the poem is very different from anything else Moore had written, but the style and imagery do match Livingston's writing. Most compelling of all are the Dutch references in the poem, including several reindeer names, such as "Donder" (meaning "thunder") and "Blixem" (meaning "lightning"). These names were anglicized in later editions to the now-famous "Donner," and "Blitzen." As a nod to Livingston's claim on the poem, we have left the original Dutch name "Donder" in our edition.



About The Author



Charles Santore is a renowned children's book illustrator whose work has been widely exhibited in museums and celebrated with recognitions such as the prestigious Hamilton King Award, the Society of Illustrators Award of Excellence, and the Original Art 2000 Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators. Santore is best known for his luminous interpretations of classic children's stories such as Snow White, The Little Mermaid and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Paul Revere's Ride, which was named 2004 Children's Book of the Year for Poetry by the Bank Street College Children's Book Committee. His illustrations for The Wizard of Oz, which is widely considered to be the quintessential illustrated version, were used as the scenic backdrops for a major television performance of the work. Charles Santore lives and works in Philadelphia.
Dimensions (Overall): 6.6 Inches (H) x 7 Inches (W) x .6 Inches (D)
Weight: .62 Pounds
Suggested Age: 0-3 Years
Number of Pages: 26
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Holidays + Celebrations / Christmas
Publisher: Applesauce Press
Format: Board Book
Author: Clement Clarke Moore
Language: English
Street Date: October 1, 2013
TCIN: 15007420
UPC: 9781604334388
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-4919
Origin: Made in the USA
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Estimated ship dimensions: 7 inches length x 6.7 inches width x 0.5 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1 pounds
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 115 reviews
90% would recommend
22 recommendations

Perfect Kids Board Book

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Hb - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
Great classic board book to provide to my baby niece and nephew for Christmas!
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Great book

5 out of 5 stars
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E - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
This book is a classic and a great addition to our kids collection.
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Very poor quality

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Mary - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
I bought this for my new granddaughter to have for every Christmas Eve. Sadly it’s very small and very poor quality, illustrations are blurry
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Loved!

5 out of 5 stars
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TinaG - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Loved for my grandson’s 2nd Christmas!
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Good version of an old classic!

5 out of 5 stars
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alekwithak - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Such cute illustrations! I love this book!
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It's a classic...

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Jbean - 2 years ago
As for the person who was upset the book says "Donder" since they grew up with "Donner"‐ honey, the poem in this classic was written in 1823, and it was Donder before your grandparents were even alive.
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Great book!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Shop17 - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Family favorite Christmas book!
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Christmas book

5 out of 5 stars
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Lkallam - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
My son loves and and we can’t wait for Christmas Eve when we can read it together.
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Donder is a reindeer?

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
nhp2007 - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Beautiful book, with one minor flaw. I grew up with Donner as a reindeer. The book refers to one of the reindeer as Donder.
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Good Old Fashioned story

5 out of 5 stars
Rachael - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Wanted to introduce my grandkids to this classic, which they never heard before. The book is nice and sturdy with old fashioned pics. Love it!
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5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
KenEsMoM - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Ordered several to add to Christmas baskets my daughter saw it, and claimed it we’ve read it several times in the last week. Great bed tome story with 5 years old. Arrived in perfect condition via Drive Up.
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5 out of 5 stars
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Cpow - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
Great book for a baby’s first Christmas
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5 out of 5 stars
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Rachel C - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
This book was perfect to read to a group of kids (ages 4 months-7 years) on Christmas Eve!
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Grandkids love this book

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Bbolling64 - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
Love this book, great price quick pickup. My grand kids loved the book Read agian Mawmaw.
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5 out of 5 stars
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melp1977 - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
Nice board book with cute illustrations- Best price fior this book online
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5 out of 5 stars
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A mom - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
Love this book. Board book makes it so can read to younger kids with out ripping pages.
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Christmas Memories

5 out of 5 stars
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GD - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
Classic story telling of a beloved Christmas poem. Illustrations are beautiful. I bought the book for my grandsons so I can begin this yearly whimsical Christmas tradition with them.
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book in bad shape

2 out of 5 stars
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mearal - 6 years ago, Verified purchaser
The book was bent and damaged
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5 out of 5 stars
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Lola - 6 years ago, Verified purchaser
Perfect for babies and toddlers.
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5 out of 5 stars
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Aechurchie - 6 years ago, Verified purchaser
A holiday must have!
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