Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. . . . Clement Moore's much-loved poem, illustrated by Tomie dePaola, has touched the hearts of families ever since it was first published. Booklist called the 1980 Holiday House picture book edition "A Christmas treasure" in a starred review.
About the Author
Tomie dePaola's many beloved books have enchanted generations of children around the world. His numerous awards include a Caldecott Honor Award, a Newbery Honor Award and a New Hampshire Governor's Arts Award of Living Treasure. He lives in New Hampshire.
Clement Moore (1779 - 1863) was a professor of classics at General Theological Seminary in New York. He wrote The Night Before Christmas for his children in 1822.