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The Night Before Christmas Pop Up Book

A Pop-Up Edition

Illustrated by Charles Santore
Published by Applesauce Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster
LIST PRICE $49.95

About The Book

This magnificent Christmas Eve poem is brought to life in this pop-up edition of the #1 New York Times best seller The Night Before Christmas. 

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...


This holiday season enjoy everyone’s favorite Christmas Eve poem with this beautiful pop-up book. Every child knows the words to this captivating story, and this delightful edition provides an exciting 3D reading experience for children and parents alike. Join Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder, and Blitzen and dash your way through these dynamic pages. Not only will this Christmas poem spread holiday cheer, it will engage your child and encourage a love of reading. This edition includes:

- 3D pop-up elements that offer a new take on this nostalgic Christmas classic
- A beautifully designed hardcover with an embossed foil-stamped cover
- Clement C. Moore’s original text, including a nod to Dutch references in the poem, specifically the Dutch name "Donder," which translates to "thunder" 
- Stunning artwork by #1 New York Times best-selling illustrator Charles Santore.

Start a new family tradition this year or carry on your own with this illuminating edition of a timeless tale. You’ll be sharing this holiday classic with children and family for years to come. The work of New York Times bestselling children’s book illustrator Charles Santore has been widely exhibited in museums and celebrated with recognitions such as the prestigious Hamilton King Award, the Society of Illustrators Award of Excellence, and the Original Art 2000 Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators. He is best known for his luminous interpretations of classic children’s stories, including The Little Mermaid, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Snow White, and The Wizard of Oz. 

About The Author

Clement Clarke Moore, (1779-1863), was a professor at New York City's General Theological Seminary (built on land donated by his father) who, in an 1836 reprint of A Visit From St. Nicholas (more commonly known today as Twas the Night Before Christmas), was first credited as the author of the poem, and later included it in an anthology of his work.

About The Illustrator

Charles Santore renowned illustrations have been widely exhibited in museums and celebrated with recognitions such as the prestigious Hamilton King Award, the Society of Illustrators Award of Excellence, and the Original Art 2000 Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators. Santore is best known for his luminous interpretations of classic children’s stories such as Snow White, The Night Before Christmas and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s Paul Revere’s Ride, which was named 2004 Children’s Book of the Year for Poetry by the Bank Street College Children’s Book Committee. His illustrations for The Wizard of Oz, which is widely considered to be the quintessential illustrated version, were used as the scenic backdrops for a major television performance of the work.

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