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The Night Before Christmas


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Mary Engelbreit can rightly be called the Queen of Christmas! Her version of Clement C. Moore's The Night Before Christmas is a perennially strong seller with sales close to a one million since September '06. This New York Times bestselling author and head of Mary Engelbreit Studios-famous for its greeting cards, gifts, magazine, and other licenses-has fulfilled her childhood dream to become a children's book illustrator with such favorites as Mary Engelbreit's Mother Goose, Mary Engelbreit's Nursery Tales, and Mary Engelbreit's Fairy Tales. Mary Engelbreit lives and draws in St. Louis, MO. Visit her on the web at Mitsuki Hoshi was born in 1973. She is a dedicated Amigurumi designer and has published 6 books on Amigurumi and knitting, including best-selling titles Ami Ami Dogs and Ami Ami Dogs 2. Her cute designs swiftly and widely gained popularity in the craft world. You can see her creations on her website (


"Fans will adore sharing this oversized, traditional treatment of the beloved Christmas poem. A delectable holiday treat." -- Kirkus Reviews

Santore has illustrated many classic stories, including Snow White, The Wizard of Oz, and The Little Mermaid, and he now brings to life Moore's "A Visit from St. Nicholas" in characteristically elegant and detail-rich paintings. His is a very traditional vision, as he brings readers inside a stately colonial home, tastefully appointed with wreaths, garlands, and stockings. In a particularly nice bit of design, when the narrator "Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash," readers can do the same, opening a double-page gatefold that reveals a quiet village blanketed by snow-and a sleigh silhouetted against the moon. It's a gorgeous interpretation of a beloved holiday classic. All ages. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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