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The Night Before Christmas

By Clement Clarke Moore (Hardcover Book, 2013)
In her fresh imagining of Clement C. Moore's timeless classic, acclaimed watercolorist Holly Hobbie introduces an entirely new character to capture the magic and heighten the wonder of this exciting, mysterious time. Her inimitable illustrations glow with warmth and feeling and will transport you to a place where anything can happen.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $18.00 US/$20.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316070188

    • On Sale Date: 10/22/2013

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    • Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Electronic Book

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In her fresh imagining of Clement C. Moore's timeless classic, acclaimed watercolorist Holly Hobbie introduces an entirely new character to capture the magic and heighten the wonder of this exciting, mysterious time. Her inimitable illustrations glow with warmth and feeling and will transport you to a place where anything can happen.

Holly Hobbie has worked as an artist for more than thirty years and is the author of eleven highly acclaimed Toot & Puddle picture books as well as Gem, Fanny, Fanny and Annabelle, and Everything but the Horse. She has also written an illustrated memoir, The Art of Holly Hobbie.
  • "Hobbie's is one of the most attractive and engaging versions of Moore's poem, an edition to be savored, saved and shared." (The New York Times).

  • * "There is a hushed, magical feeling in Hobbie's masterful illustrations.... Every element of the book's thoughtful design is skillfully chosen.... One to savor over and over, year after year." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

  • * "A radiant, gorgeously illustrated rendition." (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

  • "Holly Hobbie has outdone herself.... Utterly enchanting." (The Wall Street Journal).

  • "This version of the holiday classic stand[s] out.... A fine edition to freshen up holiday collections." (School Library Journal).

  • "The watercolor, pen-and-ink, and gouache illustrations...capture light wonderfully." (The Horn Book).

  • Praise for Gem:

    * "Luminous watercolor, pen and ink illustrations.... A stunning gem indeed."
    (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

  • * "Hobbie clearly delights in painting the arrival of spring, and Gem is its living embodiment." (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

  • "A nearly wordless toad-a-riffic time." (School Library Journal).

  • "A shining star in the collection of Holly Hobbie books." (Library Media Connection).

  • "Gracefully illustrated." (Booklist).

  • Praise for Everything but the Horse:

    * "An affecting yet never sentimental memoir."
    (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

  • * "Cozy as a grandmother's quilt, this book will have adults reminiscing and children dreaming." (School Library Journal, starred review).

  • "Vivid...appealing...engaging...will speak to horse-crazy kids everywhere." (Booklist).

  • "Nuanced and lovely." (Kirkus Reviews).

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Product Details

The Night Before Christmas
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $18.00 US/$20.00 CAN
  • Pages: 40
  • Physical Dimensions: 11" x 9"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316070188
  • On Sale Date: 10/22/2013
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