'Twas The Night Before Christmas

Publisher: Walker Books

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse… Thus begins the much loved tale of a man who wakes up in the middle of the night on Christmas Eve to see St Nicholas – or, as we now think of him, Father Christmas – drive past in his sleigh. Even more excitingly, he hears the reindeer’s hooves on his own roof and is delighted to see St Nicholas in all his jolly glory come down the chimney and stuff all the stockings with presents before driving off in his sleigh, calling out the famous phrase Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

Award-winning illustrator P.J. Lynch brings his characteristically detailed, atmospheric illustrations to this well-loved poem in a beautiful edition of a Christmas classic. Using blue and green tones for many of the pages and a muted, almost underwater sepia tone, Lynch really makes us feel the wonder of being up in the middle of the night when everything is quiet – and the magic of twinkly old St Nicholas himself.

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