The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads; And mamma in her kerchief, and I in my cap, Had just settled our brains for a long winter's nap,
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A smiling Santa in goggles and aviator helmet speeds up the Christmas Eve delivery system with updated transportation from his "Far Northair" sleigh. This futuristic-looking vehicle still uses eight reindeer, but additional propulsion is controlled through sophisticated equipment in the covered cockpit (including a built-in beverage maker with choices from hot chocolate to borsht). This interpretation of Moore's classic poem finds Santa making a delivery to a household with three children in a traditional, suburban neighborhood. The father of the family springs out of bed in a panic in one dramatic spread, with his hand seeming to stretch right off the page toward the reader. A diverse crew of helpers joins Santa on his Christmas Eve flight, with costumed elves from many countries and ethnic groups helping to unload the toys and clean the soot off Santa's red cape, furry pants and pointed boots. Elves and toys decorate the endpapers and also appear as spot illustrations at the end of the poem's verses, which are attractively framed with bold, red borders on alternating spreads. An "interview" of St. Nick by illustrator Watson concludes the volume. (Picture book. 3-7) (Kirkus Reviews)Book Description:
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
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Book Description Collins, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Acceptable. Cover is slightly damaged Acceptable items may shows sign of prior usage, pages stained or discoloured from the outside. Covers/corners and spine may be worn/bent, may contain stickers/stamps or previous owners name (May contain gift note). For detailed description please contact seller. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001028404
Book Description Joshua Morris Publishing [ca. 1990], 1990. Book Condition: Very Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP87429399
Book Description Carnival, London, 1990. Laminated Pictorial Boards. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Johnson, Paul (illustrator). First In This Edition. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Minor wear and bumping to boards which have lost their new glossy look. Illustrated volume of this Christmas favourite. Bookseller Inventory # 10990
Book Description Joshua Morris Publishing [ca. 1990], Wilton, CT, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Illustrated by John Speirs (illustrator). First Printing. 8vo. An attractive Christmas classic in Fine condition; The children's Christmas classic "The Night Before Christmas" written by Clement C. Moore with illustrations by John Speirs (including 6 wonderful illustrated ornaments to hang on your tree). Bookseller Inventory # 13607
Book Description Joshua Morris Publishing [ca. 1990], 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2616461916