In 1822 Clement Clarke Moore wrote The Night before Christmas for his own children. Now, of course, his poem is read aloud to children around the world who are anticipating Santa's arrival.
This Christmas Eve tradition calls for the treat of Julie Downing's wondrous visual rendition. Her jewel-toned watercolors, vibrant with rich Victorian detail, contain little surprises all along the way. Both children and grown-ups will respond to the luminous images -- the waiting tree, the astonished narrator, jolly Santa and his reindeer, and even the mouse -- as they discover the sparkling humor of a holiday favorite.
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Illustrated in full color. "On Dasher. On Dancer..." Merriment comes in a miniature hardcover edition that can fit snugly in a Christmas stocking or be hung by its gilded thread upon a tree. Caldecott Honor Book artist Anita Lobel's stunning illustrations of Clement C. Moore's classic poem make this "the definitive city child's edition" ( The New York Times Book Review).Product Description:
The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads; And mamma in her kerchief, and I in my cap, Had just settled our brains for a long winter's nap,
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Book Description Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0027676439
Book Description Simon & Schuster Children's Pu, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110027676439