Independent Diamond Director
By Clement C. Moore
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
Hardcover, 32 pgs. 9.75” x 11.3” (24.8 x 28.7cm).
· Rhyming text for engagement and language development
· Nurtures appreciation for poetry
· Fosters imagination
· British Book Design and Production Awards
· New England Book Show, Juvenile