The Night Before Christmas [hc]
Written by Clement C. Moore & illustrated by Holly Hobbie
In the twilight hours of Christmas Eve, a hushed world enveloped in moonlit snow waits for the soft tinkling of sleigh bells to announce the most magical night of the year. Then comes a thump on the rooftop, a scratching in the chimney, and suddenly- Santa Claus appears!
In her fresh imagining of Clement C. Moore's enduring poem, acclaimed master watercolorist Holly Hobbie captures the magic of this timeless tale. Her vision of the night before Christmas glows with warmth and feeling, and features the delightful addition of a child's-eye view, which magnifies the wonder of this exciting, mysterious time. 40 pages
"There is a hushed, magical feeling in Hobbie’s masterful illustrations, done in watercolor, gouache, and pen and ink... This is a quiet Night Before Christmas, one to savor and read over and over, year after year."- Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review (Ages 3-7)
October 22, 2013