Delicate cut-paper illustrations let readers peek ahead to the next scene in this elegant edition of a classic poem evoking the anticipation of Christmas Eve.
Clement C. Moore’s "Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas," first published in 1825, spurred a revision of Yuletide traditions with its image of a merry Santa Claus beloved by children around the world. Now a cut-paper edition of the poem, with exquisite illustrations by Niroot Puttapipat, elicits the magic of the season through moonlit silhouettes. With scenes that transform with the turn of each page, revealing the fine details and decorations of a festive family home, this keepsake edition features a final pop-up spread that captures all the excitement of a special night.
Clement C. Moore
About Clement C. Moore
Clement C. Moore was born in the Chelsea section of New York City in 1779 and wrote his famous poem for children there in 1822.
Anita Lobel has illustrated more than 40 books for children, including the Caldecott Honor Book On Market Street.
"The definitive city child's edition." --The New York Times Book Review
The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore; illustrated by Douglas Gorsline