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Dec 10 2014

The Night before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore

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Ill. by Richard Johnson. Random House 2014. ISBN 9780552569880
'Twas the night before Christmas
When all through the house
Not a creature was stirring
Not even a mouse . . . '
Are there any more recognisable words than these at this time of the year? This poem, written by Clement Clarke Moore 192 years ago, stirs the imagination of generation after generation and every child should have at least one copy in their home library.  This one, beautifully illustrated by Richard Johnson in a very traditional way, is perfect to introduce children to the story of Santa Claus and his reindeer.
At this time of the year there are many books published that have a Christmas theme but this one has proven its popularity and if your library doesn't have a copy then this is the one to get.
Barbara Braxton

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