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The Resource The night before Christmas, by Clement Moore ; illustrated by Tomie de Paola

The night before Christmas, by Clement Moore ; illustrated by Tomie de Paola

Label
The night before Christmas
Title
The night before Christmas
Statement of responsibility
by Clement Moore ; illustrated by Tomie de Paola
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A well-known poem about an important Christmas Eve visitor
Tone
Illustration
Review
De Paola separates text from pictures, and surrounds them both, with pretty-colored geometric borders--based, we're told, on New England quilt designs. He puts quilts on the beds and doll-like, primitivist people in them. He shows the householder couple peeping from a doorway as Santa goes about his business. The pair appears stealthy and apprehensive at first, but then strangely sad or just slumped. Santa is properly short but stiffly puppetlike, despite the winking eye at the indicated moment. And the 1940s house is cozy and inviting, especially where we see the stocking hung and everyone snug in bed. So overall these pictures are more pleasantly decorative than those in de Paola's Old Befana (above). But de Paola seems to take his cue here from that second line, "not a creature is stirring. . . ." Santa goes through his mechanical motions and, except for the spying couple, all is still. Faithful to the text perhaps, but without a sign of life it palls. (Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 1980)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
204288
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1779-1863
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moore, Clement Clarke
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
NP
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
LG
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 3
Reading level
4.3
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1934-2020
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
DePaola, Tomie
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Santa Claus
  • Children's poetry, American
  • Christmas poetry
  • American poetry
  • Narrative poetry
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The night before Christmas, by Clement Moore ; illustrated by Tomie de Paola
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
32 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780823404179
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
80011758
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • ocm06085952
  • (OCoLC)06085952
  • 141287
Label
The night before Christmas, by Clement Moore ; illustrated by Tomie de Paola
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
32 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780823404179
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
80011758
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • ocm06085952
  • (OCoLC)06085952
  • 141287

Library Locations

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