Synopses & Reviews
No poem better expresses the magic and excitement of Christmas Eve than Clement C. Moore's "The Night Before Christmas." Now, acclaimed illustrator Bruce Whatley has brought this favorite poem to life with stunning illustrations that perfectly capture all the joy of the Christmas holiday season. The snowy New England landscapes, the eight flying reindeer, and Saint Nicholas himself are all gloriously rendered, and will make this version of the classic poem a Christmas tradition in its own right.
Whately brings the classic Christmas story to life with stunning illustrations that capture the imagery of the season--the snowy New England landscapes, the eight flying reindeer, and Saint Nicholas.
About the Author
Clement C. Moore (1779-1863), an American scholar and poet, first wrote The Night Before Christmas
in 1822 to entertain his children. A friend submitted it to a local newspaper, The Troy Sentinel,
where it was published on December 23, 1823. Moore's delightful description of St. Nicholas and his eight flying reindeer has since become the definitive portrait of Santa Claus.
Bruce Whatley is one of Australias best-loved and most-respected author-illustrators. His most recent books include the enormously successful and award-winning Diary of a Wombat, written by Jackie French, and its companion volume, The Secret World of Wombats, also illustrated by Bruce. The best selling team have also collaborated on Pete the Sheep, and most recently, Josephine Wants to Dance. Two of Bruces previous books, The Ugliest Dog in the World and Tails from Grandads Attic, were named as Notable Books by the Childrens Book Council of Australia in 1993 and 1996 respectively. Looking for Crabs was shortlisted by the Childrens Book Council in 1993 and Detective Donut and the Wild Goose Chase was named an Honour Book by the Childrens Book Council in 1998. Bruce has illustrated forty books to date, including a number that he has co-written with Rosie Smith. Their latest collaboration was Little White Dogs Cant Jump.