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The Resource The night before Christmas, [illustrations by] Holly Hobbie ; poem by Clement C. Moore

The night before Christmas, [illustrations by] Holly Hobbie ; poem by Clement C. Moore

Label
The night before Christmas
Title
The night before Christmas
Statement of responsibility
[illustrations by] Holly Hobbie ; poem by Clement C. Moore
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Presents an interpretation of Clement C. Moore's timeless classic that renders the story in retro-style watercolors while introducing a wide-eyed child character who heightens the wonders of the magical evening
Tone
Illustration
Review
  • /* Starred Review */ Hobbie re-envisions this much-loved holiday poem through the eyes of a curious toddler and the family cat, along with the traditional patriarch narrator, in a radiant, gorgeously illustrated rendition. A snowy, magically moonlit sky and cozily appointed countryside home set the hushed, anticipatory scene for St. Nick’s wondrous visit. Wide-eyed astonishment on the faces of both father and child peeking at the action instantly convey the excitement of the season while watercolor and pen and ink spots, panels, and spreads present gentle, homey details—the toddler’s drop-seat pajamas, rustic garlands and stockings, a well-used fireplace. An artist’s note and information about Moore close out this volume. Ages 3–6. (Oct.) --Staff (Reviewed September 16, 2013) (Publishers Weekly, vol 260, issue 37, p)
  • /* Starred Review */ Hobbie's fresh interpretation of the beloved Christmas classic offers a new way to see the arrival of St. Nick, from the perspective of one of the children of the household, rather than just the father. An intriguing cover illustration sets the scene, with the four children of the family snuggled up in a huge bed. The three older children are sound asleep, but look closely at the youngest boy, a towheaded toddler in a footed sleeper-suit. He's wide awake, and he and the family's cat head downstairs together. The little boy hides in a striped armchair and secretly watches as Santa arrives for his delivery. The father of the family is also awake and watching, connecting effectively with the narrator's voice in the poem. There is a hushed, magical feeling in Hobbie's masterful illustrations, done in watercolor, gouache, and pen and ink. She effectively captures the subdued lighting of the quiet house at night and the dark, mysterious atmosphere of the outdoor scenes with deep-gray skies, snowy vistas and a single fox standing by. Every element of the book's thoughtful design is skillfully chosen, including surprising perspectives, effective use of white space and an elegant type that echoes the muted palette of the illustrations. This is a quiet Night Before Christmas, one to savor and read over and over, year after year. (artist's note) (Picture book. 3-7)(Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2013)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10246608
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1779-1863
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moore, Clement Clarke
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
LG
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 0
Reading level
4.3
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hobbie, Holly
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Santa Claus
  • Christmas poetry
  • Children's poetry, American
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The night before Christmas, [illustrations by] Holly Hobbie ; poem by Clement C. Moore
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
24 x 29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780316070188
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012049185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • 304925
  • (OCoLC)827197403
  • (OCoLC)ocn827197403
  • 305897
Label
The night before Christmas, [illustrations by] Holly Hobbie ; poem by Clement C. Moore
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
24 x 29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780316070188
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012049185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • 304925
  • (OCoLC)827197403
  • (OCoLC)ocn827197403
  • 305897

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