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The Night Before Christmas

Moore, Clement C.

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ISBN 10: 0786806087 / ISBN 13: 9780786806089
Published by Charles E. Graham & Co.
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Hardback. No Dustjacket. No date listed but looks to be around the turn of the century. Color cover painting of Santa preparing to go down a snow covered chimney with a sack of toys over his shoulder with a toy drum, puppet, and a toy rifle in view at the top of the sack. Ink line drawing on the endpapers of four young girls ice skating. Interior pages are all text and black and white ink line illustrations. Paper stock was cheap and is browning uniformly. Binding is tight and sound but has the feel of having been probably reglued sometime in the past. A fragile book with some uniform edgewear around the covers. In Good condition overall with theabove mentioned flaws. Bookseller Inventory # 48027

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Title: The Night Before Christmas

Publisher: Charles E. Graham & Co.

Binding: Hardcover

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A new twist to Clement C. Moore's classic poem features the photographer's famous weimaraners posing as Santa, reindeer, and the narrator in his nightcap.


Whose tiny faces are peeking out from Santa's golden sleigh? Yikes! It's two of Santa's elves who are Christmas Eve stowaways. Beloved illustrator Jan Brett's version of The Night Before Christmas lets these two mischievous elves add their rambunctious spirit to this familiar 1823 rhyming story. Here, Santa and his reindeer land on the snowy roof of a Victorian mansion in New England. While Santa delivers the toys inside, the elves and the reindeer frolic around the lawn, as a pig (earmarked for a girl named Jan) and a few alphabet blocks spill out of sacks into the snow. Santa swiftly reins in the mischief-makers and "away they all flew like the down on a thistle." Brett's richly illustrated borders are lavishly decorated with antique toys, ornaments, and sweet treats, all surrounded with twisting golden ribbons. They also give us a window on the mansion's inhabitants, including the children watching Santa's departure in awe. A sugarplum of a Christmas story, just right for a reading before "a long winter's nap." (Click to see a sample spread. Illustrations ©1998 by Jan Brett. Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, a division of Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers.) (Ages 3 to 6) --Marcie Bovetz

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