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The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

by James Marshall, Clement Clarke Moore Illustrated by Jan Brett, John Steven Gurney, Mary Engelbreit

A new generation of readers will find Jan’s visual interpretation of this favorite poem, set in a snowy New England village, both familiar, as St. Nick visits a Victorian family, and surprising, with Jan’s addition of two stowaway elves from the North Pole.

Brett's New York Times-bestselling edition of Moore's classic Christmas poem celebrates its 10th anniversary, with a special note from Brett and an exquisitely redesigned jacket with red foil trim, making this a delectable holiday treat for a new generation of readers. Full color.

"Another holiday keepsake from a master." — Publishers Weekly, starred review

“This eye-filling volume offers a wealth of detail, perfect for sharing in the days counting down to Christmas.” — Kirkus Reviews

6, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades PreK - 3
Grade Level Equivalent
Guided Reading
Putnam Publishing Group
Book Type
Read-Aloud Book
Number of Pages
Classics, Poetry and Rhymes

About the Authors and Illustrators

James Marshall James Marshall
Clement Clarke Moore Clement Clarke Moore is the credited author of A Visit from St. Nicholas (more commonly known today as Twas the Night Before Christmas).
Jan Brett Jan Brett lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts with her husband, who is a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and Buffy, her pet hedgehog.
John Steven Gurney John Steven Gurney
Mary Engelbreit

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