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This fun holiday picture book provides young readers with the classic Christmas poem in a scrapbook-style layout filled with photos of Saint Nick and his reindeer.
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Clement Clarke Moore was a professor of religion and the author of several scholarly works. What he is most remembered for, however, is his poem "An Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas," later called "The Night Before Christmas," and written as a Christmas gift for his six children.From Booklist:
Ages 4-8. The conceit setting this apart from myriad versions of Moore's beloved poem is that this "photographic album," circa 1901, has been in found under the floorboards of an old house. The book is designed in the manner of an old-fashioned scrapbook, with a cross-stitch design along the borders and buff-colored pages, stained a bit with age, on which photos are "pasted." On the first spread is a letter from Raquel Jaramillo (whose photos illustrate the text), relaying how she discovered the album and offering reasons why it was hidden: "Maybe they made a promise of secrecy to St. Nicholas himself." The sepia-toned photos of the family are not entirely successful. Despite appropriate hairstyles and costumes, the people don't look as if they were from the early twentieth century, perhaps it's because they are smiling. Happily, the other photos are grand. Children see Santa and his reindeer racing across the sky, the jolly old elf going down the chimney and then springing to his sleigh to continue his Christmas ride. The pictures, a combination of traditional and computer-enhanced photography, mix the magic of early photography with holiday sentiment. Yes, Virgina, there's room for another "The Night before Christmas." Ilene Cooper
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