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The night before Christmas / Clement C. Moore ; with illustrations by Kai Wuerbs.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greenbush Public Library e MOO (Text) 35500006427858 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781646900053
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: Stamford : Arctis - W1-Media, Inc., 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
Veering from the convivial, scene-centered graphic interpretation often associated with this classic, W©ơrbs offers a sparer take, narrowing each scene to softly focused images that are more suggestive than representational. The poem's opening lines are accompanied by an image of a lone candle burning in a brass candleholder, and the sleigh's rooftop landing shows two shadowy reindeer heads emerging from behind a foregrounded stone chimney. Santa's visage is something of a mystery at first, his arrival down the chimney represented solely by sooty boot prints, and the top of his cap, surrounded by smoke, rendered alongside the description of his pipe. Building a sense of mystery until near the end, W©ơrbs finally includes one fetching, full-frame portrait of a warmly smiling Santa. A solid choice for those in search of a sophisticated, minimalist artistic vision of Moore's verse.
Author Notes

Kai Wuerbs is one of the most acclaimed illustrators in Germany. He studied at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences and is best known for illustrating the classic books of Erich Kaestner.

American author Clement C. Moore, who taught Biblical history in New York City, wrote this Christmas favorite in 1822 for his own children. He later published it as A VISIT FROM ST. NICHOLAS.

Subject: Santa Claus > Juvenile poetry.
Christmas poetry.
Santa Claus > Poetry.
Christmas > Poetry.
Genre: Picture books.
Stories in rhyme.

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