‘Twas the Night Before Christmas: Or Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas

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£7.99

This text is a 19th century-style edition of the original poem, anonymously published in 1823 in a New York newspaper. Tactile, softly lit black-and-white illustrations recreate the atmosphere of 19th-century Boston.

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Publish Date: 01/09/2006
ISBN: 9781406302271 Category:

Description

The carefully recreated original version of the well loved Christmas poem.

Until 1823, most children outside Holland and Germany didn’t even know who Santa was. That Christmas, a New York newspaper printed an anonymous poem entitled An Account of a Visit from St Nicholas. This was the first time American children 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…

Additional information

Weight 265 g
Dimensions 227 × 192 × 9 mm
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Cover

Hardback

Pages
Language

English

Edition
Dewey

811.2 (edition:22)

Readership

Children – juvenile / Code: J