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The night before Christmas a poem
Moore, Clement Clarke, 1779-1863.
Publication Information:
[New Rochelle, New York] : Spoken Arts, [1999]

Physical Description:
1 audiocassette (7 min.) : 1 7/8 ips + 1 book ([32] pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm)
Presents the well-known poem about an important Christmas visitor.
General Note:
With and without page turn signals.

Book published by G.P. Putnam's Sons.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.3 0.5 45419.
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Format :
Sound Cassette

Sound Recording


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CASSETTE KIT 1294 Juvenile Fiction Holiday
CASSETTE KIT 1294 Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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Brett's "New York Times"-bestselling edition of Moore's classic Christmas poem celebrates its 10th anniversary, with a special note from Brett and an exquisitely redesigned jacket with red foil trim, making this a delectable holiday treat for a new generation of readers. Full color.

Author Notes

Poet and Educator Clement Moore was born on July 15, 1770 in New York City, and was later educated at Columbia College.

Moore was a biblical scholar and professor at the Episcopal General Theological Seminary.

Moore is best known for his poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas", better known in more modern times as "Twas the Night Before Christmas". In 2013 this same title became a New York Times High Profile Title.

Clement Moore died in Newport, Rhode Island on July 10, 1863.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2‘Brett sets her distinctive, lavish presentation of this poem in a Victorian house in a New England village, with an Old World Santa and a couple of stowaway elves who steal the show. Double-page spreads offer much to explore, while the artist's signature "in the border" additions extend the story line. Sometimes the paintings illustrate the words to the poem; other times they highlight the behind-the-scenes activities. Winsome reindeer play along good-naturedly with the stowaways, and their facial expressions and body language are utterly endearing. Brett's elves add a lighthearted dimension to this Christmas classic, while her illustrations maintain the appealing Victorian flair of the original.‘LF (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.