Clement C. Moore A Creature Was Stirring

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A Creature Was Stirring

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'Twas the night before Christmas, and in this great house the creature who stirred was a boy, not a mouse.

And while upstairs his parents were dreaming and snoring, with Santa so close, sleep seemed pretty boring.


Esteemed New Yorker cover artist Carter Goodrich retells the story of 'Twas the night before Christmas from the child's point of view.

With Clement Clarke Moore's classic poem one one side of every page, and a child's comedic rhyming on the other, this magical book about seeing and dreaming of Santa Claus will inspire readers of all ages to believe.

Against a luminous backdrop of midnight and silver, memories of Christmases past and present converge in a modern classic born in the tradition of The Polar Express.

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Carter Goodrich has illustrated sixteen New Yorker covers and was the lead character designer for Brave, Ratatouille (for which he won the International Animated Film Society’s Annie Award for character design), and Despicable Me. He has designed characters for many other beloved animated films, including Finding Nemo; Monsters, Inc; and Open Season. Of the films he has worked on, four have gone on to win Academy Awards. A Rhode Island School of Design graduate, he has twice been awarded the gold medal from the Society of Illustrators in New York. His picture books include We Forgot Brock!, Say Hello to Zorro!, Zorro Gets an Outfit, Mister Bud Wears the Cone, A Creature Was Stirring, and The Hermit Crab. Carter lives in Los Angeles, California. Be sure to visit Carter at CarterGoodrich.com.

Carter Goodrich has illustrated sixteen New Yorker covers and was the lead character designer for Brave, Ratatouille (for which he won the International Animated Film Society’s Annie Award for character design), and Despicable Me. He has designed characters for many other beloved animated films, including Finding Nemo; Monsters, Inc; and Open Season. Of the films he has worked on, four have gone on to win Academy Awards. A Rhode Island School of Design graduate, he has twice been awarded the gold medal from the Society of Illustrators in New York. His picture books include We Forgot Brock!, Say Hello to Zorro!, Zorro Gets an Outfit, Mister Bud Wears the Cone, A Creature Was Stirring, and The Hermit Crab. Carter lives in Los Angeles, California. Be sure to visit Carter at CarterGoodrich.com.

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This Christmas charmer extends the familiar poem beginning "'Twas the night before Christmas" with a series of couplets that alternate with the stanzas in Moore's original verse. A little boy confesses that, despite what everyone thinks, he was the only creature stirring in the house that Christmas Eve. He tries to sleep, frets about Santa catching him awake, notices the slippery sleigh sliding down the sloping roof, and creeps out his bedroom window to park it at a more stable point. Then he slips back inside, hoping that he wasn't noticed. Santa acts out his part in the original rhymes on the left-hand pages while the boy's adventures take place on the facing pages. The cool blues, purples, and grays of the evening scenes are warmed here and there with blushes of rosier hues, while the rounded forms, soft-textured shading, and expressive characters create an appealing visual interpretation of the verses. This child-centered reinvention of the Christmas classic is fun for reading aloud. Carolyn Phelan
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