TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Once upon a time, children imagined St. Nicholas as a stern, skinny bishop who was as likely to dole out discipline as Christmas presents. But thanks to the poem “Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas” — written by Clement C. Moore in 1822 and published the next year in the Troy Sentinel — a plumper, merrier St. Nick was born, transformed into the sleigh-riding, chimney-diving jolly old elf we now call Santa Claus.
This gift edition features the original words exactly as they appeared when the timeless poem was first published on December 23, 1823. With gorgeous monochrome illustrations by Matt Tavares that are meticulously true to pre-Victorian times, this gift-edition reissue of the holiday favorite ’Twas the Night Before Christmas Or Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas honors the poem’s original language in a definitive keepsake volume.
Hardcover, 32 pp
9.75” x 11.3” (24.8 x 28.7cm)
By Clement Moore
Illustrated by Matt Tavares
from: 3 years+
- Rhyming text for engagement and language development
- Nurtures appreciation for poetry
- Fosters imagination
- British Book Design and Production Awards
- New England Book Show, Juvenile