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The Night Before Christmas

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ISBN: 9781443124713 Pages: 32 Ages: 3-9 Dimensions: 10.375" x 10.250"
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About this book

Barbara Reid's brilliant Plasticine art breathes new life into the classic poem — with a Canadian twist!

'Twas the night before Christmas,

When all through the house,

Not a creature was stirring,

Not even a mouse.

So begins the traditional Christmas poem, beloved by children for generations. Rediscover this holiday favourite as never before, through the clever, touching, and always surprising illustrations of the incomparable Barbara Reid.

Charming Plasticine animals bring a lively Canadian twist to the classic words, and fans will know to look for hidden treasures within each awe-inspiring spread.

Barbara Reid's The Night Before Christmas is sure to become a new Canadian classic, and it is the must-have book for your Canadian Christmas this year, and every year to come.


Praise for The Night Before Christmas:

"With her inimitable style, Barbara Reid has created a Christmas treat to be savoured and shared over and over." —The National Reading Campaign

"Reid has the extraordinary gift of beckoning readers into the special environments she creates with her powers of bservation, understanding of personalities and an uncommon sense of humour . . . festive and simply enchanting." —Canadian Children's Book News

"Sharing the mouse family's Christmas in this version of Clement Clarke Moore's tale will become a family read-aloud tradition." —City Parent

"The incredible detail will have young readers aged three to eight fascinated by every page." —The Waterloo Record


Award Winner, Libris Award - Picture Book of the Year, Retail Council of Canada 2014
Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year 2013


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