The Night Before Christmas: A Visit from St. Nicholas (Hardcover)
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"T was the night before Christmas, and all through the house "for decades families have gathered together to read Clement C. Moore's eternally enchanting holiday poem. And now there's a magical new version to ring in the season with joy.Featuring beautiful original illustrations by award-winning artist Tom Browning, this stunning edition of "The Night Before Christmas" stands apart from the rest. Browning, regarded in the gift industry as America's premiere Santa painter, has created a classically styled Saint Nick the quintessential round, jolly, white-bearded figure that everyone, young and old, imagines. The look is timeless, traditional, filled with warmth and sentiment: exactly what Christmas should be.The story's enduring charm and Browning's memorable art make "The Night Before Christmas" a must-have for any child who is just discovering the tale and every adult who has loved it forever.
About the Author
Clement Clarke Moore (July 15, 1779 - July 10, 1863) was a writer and professor and is credited with writing "A Visit from St. Nicholas" for his children. Originally published anonymously on December 23rd, 1823, the poem that would come to be known as "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," was responsible for the creation of the Santa Claus myth as it is known in the United States and much ofthe English-speaking world.
Tom Browning was the first rookie to earn twenty wins since Bob Grim in 1954. He retired in 1995. He lives in Edgewood, Kentucky.