The Night Before Christmas

October 29, 2019 - Comment

Beloved illustrator Holly Hobbie offers a timeless take on the best-known Christmas poem of all time. 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

Beloved illustrator Holly Hobbie offers a timeless take on the best-known Christmas poem of all time.

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.

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Anonymous says:

Very disappointing This book was very disappointing… I have an earlier edition of Tasha Tudors’s “The Night Before Christmas”, which I love so much, and was trying to buy a similar one for a family member. This does look like the pictures were by Tasha Tudor (there are corgis and owls…) but not when she was doing her work that we are familiar with. She used the other book for the ideas, there is the attempt to have similar pictures, but not only is the poem very condensed compared to the earlier…

Anonymous says:

Lovingly Illustrated for Babies to Adults! Was looking for a version of TNBC as gifts to my cousins’ kids, and I’m very particular about the artistry of illustrations. When I saw there was a Holly Hobbie version, I knew that was it! Was fond of her work back in the 70s, and this 2013 work shows her growth as an artist. The best part (explained in her comments at the back, and mentioned by M.B.’s 2015 review) is her visual expansion of the story through the eyes of a toddler. It will engage the youngest child who may not grasp the full…

Anonymous says:

Beautiful until you see the cracks For the cost, this paperback has beautifully drawn illustrations. The overlayed text is unimposing and does not disrupt the delicate scenes EXCEPT for the two pages where the publisher and printer failed to remove the text box. It disrupts the illustrated scene like telling a 4-year old, THERE IS NO SANTA CLAUS.Why did this happen, why would this have passed a proofreaders desk and gone to print. Beats me, but I recommend you keep searching for greater quality and skip supporting…

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