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The Night Before Christmas (Board book)

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By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator)
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Description


Jan Brett's take on this Christmas classic is a visual masterpiece!

The quintessential holiday poem tells the tale of Christmas's most anticipated visitor, complete with dashing reindeer and gleaming presents. Jan Brett expands on the magical spirit of the classic poem in her beautiful imagining of the iconic story of Santa's visit (spunky elves and reindeer escapades included!).
 
Complete with her classic borders and detailed picturesque scenes, the board book edition of this holiday staple will be perfect for reading aloud in merry excitement.

"Another holiday keepsake from a master." - Publishers Weekly, starred review

About the Author


With over thirty four million books in print, Jan Brett is one of the nation's foremost author illustrators of children's books. Jan lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts, close to where she grew up. During the summer her family moves to a home in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.

As a child, Jan Brett decided to be an illustrator and spent many hours reading and drawing. She says, "I remember the special quiet of rainy days when I felt that I could enter the pages of my beautiful picture books. Now I try to recreate that feeling of believing that the imaginary place I'm drawing really exists. The detail in my work helps to convince me, and I hope others as well, that such places might be real."

As a student at the Boston Museum School, she spent hours in the Museum of Fine Arts. "It was overwhelming to see the room-size landscapes and towering stone sculptures, and then moments later to refocus on delicately embroidered kimonos and ancient porcelain," she says. "I'm delighted and surprised when fragments of these beautiful images come back to me in my painting."

Travel is also a constant inspiration. Together with her husband, Joe Hearne, who is a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Jan visits many different countries where she researches the architecture and costumes that appear in her work. "From cave paintings to Norwegian sleighs, to Japanese gardens, I study the traditions of the many countries I visit and use them as a starting point for my children's books."

Praise For…


★ "Another holiday keepsake from a master."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

"This eye-filling volume offers a wealth of detail, perfect for sharing in the days counting down to Christmas."—Kirkus Reviews


Product Details
ISBN: 9781984816825
ISBN-10: 1984816829
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 13th, 2020
Pages: 30

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