'Twas the night before Christmas, or, Account of a visit from St. Nicholas / Anonymous [i.e. Clement Clarke Moore] ; illustrated by Matt Tavares.

By: Moore, Clement Clarke, 1779-1863Contributor(s): Tavares, MattMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: London ; Sydney : Walker Books, c2002Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : illISBN: 1406302279; 1844285642 (pbk.)Other title: Account of a visit from St. NicholasSubject(s): Santa Claus -- Juvenile poetry | Christmas -- Juvenile poetry | Children's poetry, AmericanDDC classification: 811.2 Summary: A carefully recreated, original version of the well-loved Christmas poem. Before 1823, most children outside Holland and Germany didn't even know who Santa was. Then, in 1823, a New York newspaper printed an anonymous poem entitled "An Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas". This was the first time many children in America had heard of Santa Claus. Wondering what might happen if they hung their stockings by the chimney, many children did, and were greeted by an array of treats. News of this incredible phenomenon spread quickly. Soon the poem was reprinted all over the world, and Santa Claus has been a very busy man ever since. A beautifully produced 19th century style edition of this popular poem, with atmospheric and gorgeously tactile black and white illustrations. 5 yrs+
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A carefully recreated, original version of the well-loved Christmas poem. Before 1823, most children outside Holland and Germany didn't even know who Santa was. Then, in 1823, a New York newspaper printed an anonymous poem entitled "An Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas". This was the first time many children in America had heard of Santa Claus. Wondering what might happen if they hung their stockings by the chimney, many children did, and were greeted by an array of treats. News of this incredible phenomenon spread quickly. Soon the poem was reprinted all over the world, and Santa Claus has been a very busy man ever since. A beautifully produced 19th century style edition of this popular poem, with atmospheric and gorgeously tactile black and white illustrations. 5 yrs+

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