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The Night Before Christmas: A Classic Illustrated Edition

The Night Before Christmas: A Classic Illustrated Edition

Clement C. Moore
Illustrator:  Compiled by Cooper Edens and Harold 
Picture Book
For ages 3 and up
Chronicle Books, 1998   ISBN: 0811817121

Clement C. Moore wrote this wonderful poem for his children in 1823. Since then it has been released again and again and it has become a perennial favourite for Christmas time reading. In this edition the classic poem is presented with some lavish, funny, and timeless illustrations that were discovered in a variety of publications from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This book captures the magic of Moore's poem, a piece of writing which changed the image of Christmas forever.