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The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

by Clement Clarke Moore Illustrated by Jan Brett

As St. Nick and eight tiny reindeer descend through a brilliant night sky, the famous Christmas poem begins. The father narrates the words just as Clement Moore wrote them, and artist Jan Brett captures the spirit of the story in glorious illustrations. Visually she extends it for children who will delight in watching two mischievous stowaways from the North Pole enthusiastically exploring the sacks of gifts on the roof. St. Nick, inside the house, is unaware, until the toys spill down onto the lawn -- then he turns with a jerk, and sees them. Antique toys and exquisite ornaments frame the borders, in which the father, St.Nick, or the family cat and dog can be found watching the action. A unique and beautiful edition, which all the family will cherish for years to come.

Ages
4, 5, 6
Interest Level
Grades PreK - 1
Lexile Measure
AD940L
Guided Reading
N
Book Type
Read-Aloud Book
Genre
Classics, Poetry, Songs, Verse

About the Author and Illustrator

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).
Contributor Image Alt Tag 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.

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