A holiday favorite for children of all ages, The Night Before Christmas comes alive in the joyous performance by Oscar® winner Meryl Streep and several outstanding musicians in this illustrated book and compact disc edition.
Meryl Streep lends her incredibly talented voice to Clement C. Moore's timeless poem of St. Nick's arrival on Christmas Eve. The characters come to life through the artistry of her performance, enhanced by the spirited original score. The CD also includes traditional Christmas music by celebrated artists Mark O'Conner, The Edwin Hawkins Singers, The Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Van Dyke Parks, Sara W. Neil, and Meryl Streep.
“A snow covered Victorian New York City is the location for Lobel’s version of this classic poem. Jolly St. Nick arrives, leaving an array of toys before he flies over a majestic scene of the Brooklyn Bridge and city skyline. Lobel’s paintings are gentle and reassuring, filled with intricate detail and family love.”—School Library Journal, Starred