Twas the Night Before Christmas
Edited by Santa Claus for the Benefit of Children of the 21st Century
Clement C. Moore
Grafton & Scratch Publishers
Gold Medal Winner 2012 Moonbeam Children's Book Award Best Holiday Book. 1st place winner for the Global International Best Christian Children's Book. This colorful and bright edition was created for young readers in mind. Attracting global media attention, The BBC, The View, The Colbert Report, New York Post, Huffington Post and many others for what the Kirkus Review calls a legitimate editing of the reference to the pipe and wreath of smoke for the first time in the history of this the most famous poem in the English language. This is the edition that is credited with having Santa stop smoking after 189 years and for taking a small bite out of history. The public health sector, parents, educators and grandparents have applauded and welcomed the addition of this child friendly edition. Printed on FSC certified paper from Wisconsin USA with vegetable ink dyes in hardcover, English, Spanish and French.
Clement C. Moore (1779-1863) is widely regarded as the very poet of Christmas Eve. Much of the way we have come to celebrate December 24th. is based on Moore's portrayal of a jolly Santa, who along with his team of reindeer, brings happiness to children and joy to the world. Twas the Night Before was originally published in the New York Troy Sentinal newspaper in 1823. It has become the most famous poem in the English language. In 2011 various editions of this enchanting poem spent 36 weeks on the New York Times best sellers list under the children's category.