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Anita Lobel’s beautifully illustrated edition of The Night Before Christmas is now available as an eBook.
Anita Lobel’s beautifully illustrated edition of The Night Before Christmas is now available as an eBook.
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  • Anita Lobel’s beautifully illustrated edition of The Night Before Christmas is now available as an eBook.

About the Author-

  • 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.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    September 23, 2002
    Engelbreit's visions of sugarplums translate to a busy-bright patchwork of checks, plaids, paisleys and chintzes in this oversize (11" x 11") volume. Her interpretation of Moore's poem features a cast of rambunctious elves who accompany an exceptionally jolly St. Nick as he leaves assorted old-fashioned candies and toys inside a home decorated in a spectrum of Engelbreit's trademark patterns and prints. Kids—and adult fans of the artist—will enjoy poring over the copious details. All ages.

  • Publisher's Weekly

    September 1, 2003
    Black-and-white transforms to color once again in the Magic Window title The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, illus. by Anne Yvonne Gilbert.

  • Publisher's Weekly

    Starred review from September 25, 2006
    Spirin's (The Tale of the Firebird
    ) luxurious watercolor-and-colored pencil compositions whisk readers to what looks like a snowy New England village in the 1800s for his graceful reimagining of Moore's poem. He renders every chimney, windowpane and bare tree branch with crisp style and care; Saint Nick is effortlessly jolly, donning blue boots with his traditional red fur garb. Each passage opens with a tiny spot illustration, accompanied by a vertical border piece on the side, shaped like a grandfather clock or a bookmark and depicting some village scenery. Youngsters will be pleased that the artist breaks with tradition, casting the narrator as a boy (instead of the father). An edition sure to be cherished, especially by Spirin fans and art lovers. All ages.

  • Publisher's Weekly

    Starred review from October 18, 2010
    Puybaret (Puff, the Magic Dragon) infuses Moore's classic poem with whimsical details: the family's warm house is filled with folk art–style decorations and twinkling fairies, as a gnomelike Santa unloads his gifts, then prepares to rise up the chimney. The full-bleed artwork, layered shapes, and vibrant palette (Santa's coat shines against a glacier blue sky and green sleigh) make the paintings appear almost three-dimensional. An accompanying CD includes recordings by Peter, Paul, and Mary. Ages 5–8.

  • School Library Journal, Starred

    "A snow covered Victorian New York City is the location for Lobel's version of this classic poem. Jolly St. Nick arrives, leaving an array of toys before he flies over a majestic scene of the Brooklyn Bridge and city skyline. Lobel's paintings are gentle and reassuring, filled with intricate detail and family love."

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