"The definitive city child's edition." The New York Times Book Review
"Lobel's paintings are gentle and reassuringshe has captured with richness and simplicity the joy and love of the holiday season." School Library Journal (starred review)
Caldecott Honoree and beloved illustrator Anita Lobel pairs her beautiful drawings with the beloved Christmas poem, "The Night Before Christmas," in this classic picture book that your family will treasure for years to come.
`Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse
Since it was first published nearly 200 years ago "The Night Before Christmas" has enchanted readers young and old with the story of St. Nicholas landing on a snowy roof, climbing down the chimney, and filling all of the stockings with gifts before riding off in his sleigh, wishing "Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!"
Anna Lobel's stunning, richly detailed illustrations for the poem have been cherished by families for over thirty years. Portraying a lush Victorian New York setting, children are snug in their beds, a cat is asleep under the tree, and the quiet city is blanketed with snow. As Santa Claus leaves the city after delivering gifts, he flies over a stunning moonlit Brooklyn Bridge.
This beautiful, brand-new edition has been lovingly restored and is a gift that will be treasured year after year.