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#9595639 in Books Running Press 2005-09-26Original language:EnglishPDF # 1 2.22 x 9.84 x 7.86l, #File Name: 0762425539 | File size: 35.Mb Christian Birmingham : The Night Before Christmas Cards before purchasing it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised The Night Before Christmas Cards: 5 of 5 people found the following review helpful. Mary Engelbreit version--awesome!By Julie GI'm reviewing the book illustrated by Mary Engelbreit (since these reviews are clumped together with the different versions of The Night Before Christmas). It is a beautiful book! Mary does not disappoint with her illustrations. The poem is unaltered, as well. I'm sure my family will have many years of fun reading this one!3 of 3 people found the following review helpful. This version will be a cherished prize for anyone who enjoyed it in the last century and would want to ...By Susan DunhamI had the Golden Book version when I was a child in the 1950's and bought this same book for my children in the 1980's. I was thrilled, therefore, to find this same book for my first grandchild this past Christmas. This version will be a cherished prize for anyone who enjoyed it in the last century and would want to share it with a grandchild in this one.12 of 12 people found the following review helpful. Magical wonders await readersBy Learning for LifeI have a 4 year old who loves to read and I was very excited imagining how his eyes would light up when he opened the book for the first time. Also, as I have no copy of this book and still enjoy reliving my childhood memories, I was excited about seeing the magical pictures that so many reviewers raved about.Initially, I felt worried because the full-page colour illustrations had a sort of old watercolour feel to them that I thought would disappoint my son. I wanted bolder colours and better definition, and I kept squinting to try to discern more detail. The book actually turned out to be a real wonderland of thrills for him, as he was able to discern nametags on the reindeer, and would scream out the names as he read them, and match their names to Santa's chant of "On Dasher, On Dancer,..." etc.Also, the book is hardcover so it will last a long time, the print is large and easy to read which makes it well suited to young ones who want to read on their own or along with an adult. I have revised my rating of this book to reflect how pleased I am, because my son transported me to a happy, magical place every night leading up to Christmas with his reading of this lovely book. With 26 heavy, sepia-tone paper cards, eye-catching foil accents, and Christian Birmingham's beloved illustrations, these are cards sure to be treasured well beyond the Christmas season. .com Whose tiny faces are peeking out from Santa's golden sleigh? Yikes! It's two of Santa's elves who are Christmas


Eve stowaways. Beloved illustrator Jan Brett's version of The Night Before Christmas lets these two mischievous elves add their rambunctious spirit to this familiar 1823 rhyming story. Here, Santa and his reindeer land on the snowy roof of a Victorian mansion in New England. While Santa delivers the toys inside, the elves and the reindeer frolic around the lawn, as a pig (earmarked for a girl named Jan) and a few alphabet blocks spill out of sacks into the snow. Santa swiftly reins in the mischief-makers and "away they all flew like the down on a thistle." Brett's richly illustrated borders are lavishly decorated with antique toys, ornaments, and sweet treats, all surrounded with twisting golden ribbons. They also give us a window on the mansion's inhabitants, including the children watching Santa's departure in awe. A sugarplum of a Christmas story, just right for a reading before "a long winter's nap." (Click to see a sample spread. Illustrations 1998 by Jan Brett. Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, a division of Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers.) (Ages 3 to 6) --Marcie BovetzFrom Publishers WeeklyWhat Tavares's (Zachary's Ball) monochrome art for this famous poem may lack in seasonal palette, it more than makes up for in authenticity. The artist pays homage to the original text, incorporating the spellings and phrasings of 1823, the year in which the verse first appeared in a Troy, N.Y., newspaper. Stark yet lushly textured pencil drawings, recalling the work of Chris Van Allsburg, capture the mystery, surprise and anticipation of what many children consider the most magical night of the year. The finely wrought portraits and shadowy, snow-covered Victorian setting will enchant. Ages 5-up.Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.From School Library JournalPreS-Gr 1The illustrations in this version of the celebrated poem will appeal to young children; the narrator, his family, and Santa are all adorable, large-eared mice. One spread shows a cutaway view of a small house, mice snug under colorful quilts, and a Christmas tree twinkling downstairs by the fire. The emphasis is on cozy and cute, jazzed up with judicious sprinklings of glitter on each sturdy page. An excellent version for the youngest set.Eva Mitnick, Los Angeles Public Library Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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