'Twas the Night Before Christmas

By Anonymous, Matt Tavares
Illustrated by Matt Tavares

A beautiful midi-hardback edition of this well-loved Christmas poem.

Before 1823, most children outside Holland and Germany didn t even know who Santa was. Then, in 1823, a New York newspaper printed an anonymous poem entitled An Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas . This was the first time many children in America had heard of Santa Claus. Wondering what might happen if they hung their stockings by the chimney, many children did, and were greeted by an array of treats. News of this incredible phenomenon spread quickly. Soon the poem was reprinted all over the world, and Santa Claus has been a very busy man ever since.

  • Perfect for a festive family gathering.

About the author

Matt Tavares is the author/illustrator of "Zachary s Ball" and "Oliver's Game", as well as "Jack and the Beanstalk" by E. Nesbit.


2003: British Book Design and Production Awards - Children's Trade

British Book Design & Production Award - Shortlisted

ISBN: 9781406302271
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: September 1, 2006
Dimensions: 185 x 216mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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