The Night Before Christmas a Visit from St. Nicholas
- List Price: $16.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Harcourt Childrens Books
- Publish date: 10/01/1999
- ISBN: 9780152017132
- ISBN10: 0152017135
Max Grover takes a fresh look at this beloved poem and brings us a working family whose visit from Santa has a special and surprising conclusion. In this edition of "A Visit from St. Nicholas" -- word for word the original verse by Clement C. Moore -- the gifts of Christmas are shared with everyone.
After dinner on December 24, 1822, Clement C. Moore gave his six children a present. The poem that he read about Santa with a sleigh full of toys and eight tiny reindeer with fanciful names was the invention of Moore, a professor of Oriental and Greek literature at the General Theological Seminary in New York. This imaginative gift from a devoted father to his children was destined to become the most famous and beloved of all American Christmas poems.