Friday, December 16, 2011

The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas
Clement C. Moore ~ Gyo Fujikawa ~ Grosset & Dunlap, 1961


At last my room mother duties are done, and the best part is... no more homework for two weeks! YAY! To celebrate the home stretch, let's crack out the Gyo and head into the last week with happy hearts and stress levels that will soon be stabilized.

Let the holiday fun officially begin!

'Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas
soon would be there.


Happy, happy, joy, joy... and all the wonders that fall in between. As adorable as the holidays get. A dream of a Santa all jolly and quick as only Gyo could draw. One of my all time favorite versions of the classic Christmas story.

Originally published in 1961, I own the '04 Backpack edition, but it has since be re-released in a new edition by Sterling. Love it when everything old gets new again.

Also by:
A Child's Garden of Verses
A Child's Book of Poems
Let's Grow a Garden
Baby Animals
Oh, What a Busy Day!
Our Best Friends
Come Follow me
Fairy Tales and Fables
Christmas Nutshell Library ~ Hilary Knight version
The Night Before Christmas ~ Weisgard version
The Night Before Christmas ~ Charles Clement version
The Night Before Christmas ~ Corrine Malvern version

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4 comments:

Victoria Stitch said...

this looks like a lovely version! i absolutely adore the poem!

Jil Casey said...

I haven't seen this book before, I love her illustrations.

AKA Jane Random said...

I bought this on Ebay several years ago. Love it so much!

suzieQ said...

I just found this at GW last weekend and it was in pristine condition. Wonderful poem and charming illustrations.

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