The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Golden/Disney

ISBN:0736441700

Total Pages:24

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Tim Burton's classic film The Nightmare Before Christmas-retold for the first time as a Little Golden Book! Jack Skellington is the King of Halloween Town... but after so many years of the same spooky thing, he's become bored of scaring. When Jack accidentally discovers Christmas Town, he hatches a crazy scheme to take over a new holiday for the year. But can the master of monstrous scares spread Christmas cheer like jolly old Saint Nick? And what will Halloween Town's power-hungry Oogie Boogie do when he discovers Jack's plan? Tim Burton's classic film The Nightmare Before Christmas has enthralled audiences young and old for over 25 years with its catchy songs, quirky animation, and relatable theme of self-acceptance. For the first time, readers can experience it in the classic Little Golden Book format, perfect for Disney fans ages 2 to 5 and Little Golden Book collectors of all ages to celebrate Halloween and Christmas!

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The Night Before the Night Before Christmas

Author:Natasha Wing

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101636726

Total Pages:32

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It's December 23, and Christmas is just around the corner. But one family is having trouble getting its act together. Once again, Natasha Wing follows the rhythms and meter of Clement Moore's classic Christmas poem, yet gives it her own entirely original twist.

Twas the Night Before Christmas

Author:Clement Moore

Publisher:Xist Publishing

ISBN:1532400837

Total Pages:32

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The Christmas Classic in it's Original Text with Cute New Illustrations "Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse." Clement C. Moore's original poem, "A Visit from St. Nicholas," has been brought to lovable life by the talented Sofia Sita. In this edition, the beloved poem is joined with delightful illustrations imagining the visit from the house's animals' perspectives. Children will be delighted to snuggle in for story time on Christmas Eve and wait for their own visit from Santa Claus after reading this book.

’Twas the Night Before Christmas

Author:Juleanne Crighton

Publisher:RW Classics

ISBN:1946100277

Total Pages:50

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A clear, concise early history of St. Nicholas and Santa Claus, in color, complete with footnotes and bibliography! PLUS the extremely rare 1821 Old Santeclaus with Much Delight poem that first introduced a Santa Claus and a flying reindeer—considered to be the first colored lithographed Christmas book in America (only two known copies of this classic!). Discover the inspiration behind the all-time favorite Christmas poem ’Twas the Night Before Christmas. Inside this remarkable keepsake, you will find: √ History of Saint Nicholas and how his legend came to America √ Transformation of St. Nicholas into our beloved Santa Claus √ Historical images of Santa and his reindeer √ First colored lithograph Christmas book in America √ First illustration of Santa and reindeer √ First Santa illustration in Harper’s magazine √ Thomas Nast Santa illustration many say made Santa who he is today √ Clement Clarke Moore’s handwritten change to reindeer name √ Two additional rare poems: A Paraphrase of the Dutch Hymn to Saint Nicholas and St. Nicholas, Good Holy Man √ Key players who invented today’s Santa including Washington Irving, John Pintard, James K. Paulding, and Clement Clarke Moore, and famous Illustrators Table of Contents: Part I: Early History of Santa and His Reindeer Early History of Santa Claus and Reindeer Introduction Saint Nicholas to America First Mention of Santa Claus Santaclaus, Presents, Stockings (Washington Irving) Santa in Art Form (John Pintard) Sancte Claus Poem Santa in Flying Wagon (Washington Irving) Earliest Visual of Santa in Sleigh with One Flying Reindeer NEW Santa and Eight Reindeer First Time Santa and Eight Reindeer in Newsprint Expanded Version of Santa (James K. Paulding) Dunder and Blixem Reindeer Names Changed First Time Santa and Reindeer Featured in Harper's Part II: Rare, 1821 Children's Friend Introduction to Part II 1821 Old Santeclaus with Much Delight The Steady Friend of Virtuous Youth Through Many Houses He Has Been Where E'er I Found Good Girls or Boys To Some I Gave a Pretty Doll No Drums to Stun Their Mother's Ear But Where I Found the Children Naughty I Left a Long, Black, Birchen Rod ’Twas the Night Series Bibliography List of Illustrations Santa and Reindeer Flying Over Treetops, circa 1872 by Thomas Nast A Visit From St. Nicholas, 1879 by Frederick B. Schell Washington Irving, 1848 by James D. Smillie from F. O. C. Darley St. Nicholas Broadside Engraving, 1810 by Alexander Anderson Santa and Reindeer, circa 1830 by Bryon King Clement Clarke Moore’s Handwritten Changes to Poem, 1844 A Visit from Saint Nicholas, 1857 by Felix Octavius Carr Darley Various Santa Poses, 1857 (artist unknown) Santa Claus, Merry Christmas, 1884 by Thomas Nast Merry Old Santa Claus, 1881 by Thomas Nast Cover of The Children’s Friend, 1823 Santa and One Reindeer, 1823 by Arthur J. Stansbury Santeclaus, 1823 by Arthur J. Stansbury Santa and Stockings, 1823 by Arthur J. Stansbury Excited Children, 1823 by Arthur J. Stansbury Mischievous Children, 1823 by Arthur J. Stansbury Family, Reading Book, 1823 by Arthur J. Stansbury Children Being Naughty, 1823 by Arthur J. Stansbury Stockings With Switches, 1823 by Arthur J. Stansbury Add this classic keepsake to your library now!

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Author:Sally K. Albrecht,Jay Althouse

Publisher:Alfred Music

ISBN:9781457421761

Total Pages:48

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Make this retelling of the timeless Christmas classic a holiday tradition at your school. Six festive songs are cleverly interspersed throughout the original Clement Clarke Moore poem, creating a brief theatrical performance that is sure to "wow" your holiday audience. From the cheery "Christmas Is Coming," to the rockin' "Reindeer on the Roof," and Tchaikovsky's traditional "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies," 'Twas the Night Before Christmas is filled with memorable music and rhyming verse for a sleigh-full of young performers. The Teacher's Handbook includes reproducible Student Pages and Staging Notes.

The Night Before Christmas and Other Popular Stories For Children

Author:Various Authors

Publisher:Library of Alexandria

ISBN:1465515518

Total Pages:N.A

Viewed:1990

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'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In the hope that St. Nicholas soon would be there. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads. And mamma in her kerchief, and I in my cap, Had just settled our brains for a long winter's nap; St. Nicholas

The Night Before Christmas

Author:Clement C Y Moore

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1448174384

Total Pages:32

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"'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse." This classic Christmas verse is well known to every parent and child preparing for Christmas and this beautifully illustrated new edition is the perfect Christmas gift for young and old.

Who Wrote äóìThe Night Before Christmasäó?

Author:MacDonald P. Jackson

Publisher:McFarland

ISBN:1476624259

Total Pages:204

Viewed:470

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Published anonymously in 1823, “The Night Before Christmas” has traditionally been attributed to Clement Clarke Moore (1779–1863), who included it in his Poems (1844). But descendants of Henry Livingston (1748–1828) claim that he read it to his children as his own creation long before Moore is alleged to have composed it. This book evaluates the opposing arguments and for the first time uses the author-attribution techniques of modern computational stylistics to settle the long-standing dispute. Both writers left substantial bodies of verse, which have been computer analyzed for distinguishing characteristics. Employing a range of tests and introducing a new one—statistical analysis of phonemes—this study identifies the true author and makes a significant contribution to the growing field of attribution studies.

Twas the Night before Christmas

Author:Clement Clarke Moore

Publisher:First Avenue Editions ™

ISBN:1467787434

Total Pages:38

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It's a quiet Christmas Eve. The snow is fresh and white, the kids are tucked in and dreaming, and even the mice are snug in their homes. But wait—what's that clatter? This classic Christmas poem was first published anonymously in a newspaper 1823, and it later appeared in an anthology of poetry from the American author Clement Clarke Moore in 1844. This unabridged version from a 1912 edition includes color illustrations from American artist Jessie Willcox Smith.

The Night Before Christmas

Author:Nikolai Gogol

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0698170938

Total Pages:80

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One of five beloved Christmas classics Written in 1831 by the father of Russian literature, this uproarious tale tells of the blacksmith Vakula’s battle with the devil, who has stolen the moon and hidden it in his pocket, allowing him to wreak havoc on the village of Dikanka. Both the devil and Vakula are in love with Oksana, the most beautiful girl in Dikanka. Vakula is determined to win her over; the devil, equally determined, unleashes a snowstorm to thwart Vakula’s efforts. Zany and mischievous, and drawing inspiration from the folk tales of Gogol’s far-flung village in Ukraine, The Night Before Christmas is the basis for many movie and opera adaptations, and is still read aloud to children on Christmas Eve in Ukraine and Russia. Penguin Christmas Classics Give the gift of literature this Christmas. Penguin Christmas Classics honor the power of literature to keep on giving through the ages. The five volumes in the series are not only our most beloved Christmas tales, they also have given us much of what we love about the holiday itself. A Christmas Carol revived in Victorian England such Christmas hallmarks as the Christmas tree, holiday cards, and caroling. The Yuletide yarns of Anthony Trollope popularized throughout the British Empire and around the world the trappings of Christmas in London. The holiday tales of Louisa May Alcott shaped the ideal of an American Christmas. The Night Before Christmas brought forth some of our earliest Christmas traditions as passed down through folk tales. And The Nutcracker inspired the most famous ballet in history, one seen by millions in the twilight of every year. Collect all five Penguin Christmas Classics: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Christmas at Thompson Hall: And Other Christmas Stories by Anthony Trollope A Merry Christmas: And Other Christmas Stories by Louisa May Alcott The Night Before Christmas by Nikolai Gogol The Nutcracker by E. T. A. Hoffmann

The Night Before the Night Before Christmas

Author:Natasha Wing

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101636726

Total Pages:32

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It's December 23, and Christmas is just around the corner. But one family is having trouble getting its act together. Once again, Natasha Wing follows the rhythms and meter of Clement Moore's classic Christmas poem, yet gives it her own entirely original twist.

Twas the Night Before Christmas: La Magica Notte di Natale (English/Italian Enhanced eBook)

Author:Clement Clarke Moore

Publisher:Pop the Cork Publishing

ISBN:1545750580

Total Pages:60

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Bring the magic of Christmas into your home with a bilingual edition of Clement Clarke Moore’s classic tale. Through playful illustrations, music, and read-along text, this English-Italian picture book captures the hearts of children worldwide while introducing them to a new language. Porta la magia del Natale a casa tua con un’edizione bilingue della classica storia di Clement Clarke Moore. Questa poesia, tradotta dall’inglese all’italiano, con la sua grazia e la giocosità delle illustrazioni, conquisterà i cuori dei bambini di tutto il mondo introducendoli all’apprendimento di una nuova lingua.

What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night

Author:Refe Tuma,Susan Tuma

Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN:0316388327

Total Pages:40

Viewed:361

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From the creative parents who brought the world the web sensation "Dinovember" comes photographic proof of what toys get up to when the rest of the house is asleep. You might have noticed weird things happening in your house. Unexplainable messes. Food all over the kitchen floor. Who could the culprits be? Dinosaurs! Boasting bright and hilarious photographs, along with a story written from the point of view of an older, wiser sibling, Refe and Susan Tuma's picture book documents a very messy adventure that shows just what the dinosaurs did last night.

The Night Before Christmas

Author:Clement C. Moore

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1634509226

Total Pages:32

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Spread the Christmas cheer with this whimsical retelling of Clement C. Moore’s cherished poem, “A Visit from St. Nicholas.” This new edition of the classic features the text of Moore’s original poem, illustrated with beautifully detailed LEGO brick scenes and characters. See the colorful stockings hung by the chimney in the fanciful brick house, and look on at the visions of dancing brick sugarplums. Turn the pages to reveal Saint Nicholas with his bundle of toys and his eight trusty reindeer, and watch as he magically slides down the chimney to bring presents to the good little girls and boys before shouting, “Now dash away, dash away, dash away all!” This treasured Christmas poem in brick will quickly become the highlight of your holiday storybooks and a great new tradition for the whole family!

Who Wrote äóìThe Night Before Christmasäó?

Author:MacDonald P. Jackson

Publisher:McFarland

ISBN:1476624259

Total Pages:204

Viewed:1474

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Published anonymously in 1823, “The Night Before Christmas” has traditionally been attributed to Clement Clarke Moore (1779–1863), who included it in his Poems (1844). But descendants of Henry Livingston (1748–1828) claim that he read it to his children as his own creation long before Moore is alleged to have composed it. This book evaluates the opposing arguments and for the first time uses the author-attribution techniques of modern computational stylistics to settle the long-standing dispute. Both writers left substantial bodies of verse, which have been computer analyzed for distinguishing characteristics. Employing a range of tests and introducing a new one—statistical analysis of phonemes—this study identifies the true author and makes a significant contribution to the growing field of attribution studies.

The Night Before Christmas in Wonderland

Author:Carys Bexington

Publisher:Pan Macmillan

ISBN:1529049644

Total Pages:N.A

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Twas the night before Christmas, with a wonderful twist! Lewis Carroll's classic Wonderland returns but this time instead of Alice, it's Santa's turn for an adventure down the rabbit hole. Join the Cheshire-Cat, the Mad Hatter, and the reindeer for a tea party with lots of festive fun! The Queen of Hearts hates Christmas – she's banned tinsel, mince pies and even good cheer – because when she was a little princess, the White Rabbit was late delivering her letter to Father Christmas and she didn't receive a present. But one snowy Christmas Eve, Santa finally receives her letter and races to deliver her gift! Will Santa and his reindeer be able to put the Merry back into Christmas in Wonderland? From the original publisher of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, written by debut author Carys Bexington and illustrated by star artist Kate Hindley, The Night Before Christmas in Wonderland is a fun mash-up of two classics, showing the true meaning of Christmas is to be kind.

Santa Claus Worldwide

Author:Tom A. Jerman

Publisher:McFarland

ISBN:1476638942

Total Pages:248

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This is a comprehensive history of the world's midwinter gift-givers, showcasing the extreme diversity in their depictions as well as the many traits and functions these characters share. It tracks the evolution of these figures from the tribal priests who presided over winter solstice celebrations thousands of years before the birth of Christ, to Christian notables like St. Martin and St. Nicholas, to a variety of secular figures who emerged throughout Europe following the Protestant Reformation. Finally, it explains how the popularity of a poem about a "miniature sleigh" and "eight tiny reindeer" helped consolidate the diverse European gift-givers into an enduring tradition in which American children awake early on Christmas morning to see what Santa brought. Although the names, appearance, attire and gift-giving practices of the world's winter solstice gift-givers differ greatly, they are all recognizable as Santa, the personification of the Christmas and Midwinter festivals. Despite efforts to eliminate him by groups as diverse as the Puritans of seventeenth century New England, the Communist Party of the twentieth century Soviet Union and the government of Nazi Germany, Santa has survived and prospered, becoming one of the best known and most beloved figures in the world.

My Little Golden Book About Bugs

Author:Bonnie Bader

Publisher:Golden Books

ISBN:0593123891

Total Pages:24

Viewed:314

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This nonfiction Little Golden Book is filled with amazing facts about bugs--perfect for preschoolers! Some creep and crawl, some fly and flutter--they're bugs! And kids are fascinated by them. This simple yet informative Little Golden Book introduces a variety of bugs to preschoolers. They'll love the colorful illustrations and the cool facts about ants, spiders, butterflies, beetles, stick bugs, honey bees, praying mantises, and many more. This is a book that young bug enthusiasts will want to look at again and again!

The Night Before Christmas Eve

Author:Winnie Jerome

Publisher:Torquere Press, LLC

ISBN:1610408527

Total Pages:62

Viewed:1030

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Dance teacher Sean has always spent December 23rd with his long-time friend and long-time crush, Jack. Sean is looking for that special someone to spend the rest of his life with, but unfortunately, Jack isn't. Will Santa grant Sean's wish to make this “Night Before Christmas Eve” extra-steamy? This story is also included in Santa's Little Kinksters Anthology.

The Nutcracker's Night Before Christmas

Author:Keith Brockett

Publisher:Sleeping Bear Press

ISBN:1634704282

Total Pages:32

Viewed:1126

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In The Nutcracker's Night Before Christmas preparations for a doomed stage production of the classic ballet goes from terribly bad to ridiculously worse. Sick stagehands, renegade cats, and crashing Christmas trees have everyone sure that the show won't go on. But it's Christmas Eve and help is on the way! Told in verse with wonderful whimsical illustrations, this story hits all the right notes for holiday reading.

'Twas the Night Before Christmas 21st Century Edition

Author:Bruce Kluger,David Slavin

Publisher:Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN:1449405649

Total Pages:80

Viewed:403

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In Kluger and Slavin's rendition, Christmas is no longer a time of sparkling snow globes and neighborly good will, but rather a celebration of profits, bonuses, and cutthroat competition--complete with disgruntled elves, outsourced Santas, union conflicts, Twittered conspiracies, randy reindeer, media hysteria, factory relocations, toxic merchandise, and a giant leveraged buyout that rocks the world from pole to pole. Packing their verse with hilariously spun rhymes ("The workers grew grim, as they churlishly chored / while Santa grew haplessly, craplessly bored") and even funnier illustrations (picture Santa jumping on Oprah's couch and Mrs. Claus in a racy Maxim cover photo), Kluger and Slavin spike the holiday eggnog with smart and saucy sass--not to mention loads of laughs. 'Twas the Night Before Christmas 21st Century Edition, makes the perfect stocking stuffer or lighthearted gift.

Johnny Got His Gun

Author:Dalton Trumbo

Publisher:Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN:0806537604

Total Pages:288

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The Searing Portrayal Of War That Has Stunned And Galvanized Generations Of Readers An immediate bestseller upon its original publication in 1939, Dalton Trumbo?s stark, profoundly troubling masterpiece about the horrors of World War I brilliantly crystallized the uncompromising brutality of war and became the most influential protest novel of the Vietnam era. Johnny Got His Gun is an undisputed classic of antiwar literature that?s as timely as ever. ?A terrifying book, of an extraordinary emotional intensity.?--The Washington Post "Powerful. . . an eye-opener." --Michael Moore "Mr. Trumbo sets this story down almost without pause or punctuation and with a fury amounting to eloquence."--The New York Times "A book that can never be forgotten by anyone who reads it."--Saturday Review

The Gift of the Magi

Author:O. Henry

Publisher:Amila Jay

ISBN:3986779213

Total Pages:9

Viewed:908

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"The Gift of the Magi" is a short story by O. Henry first published in 1905. The story tells of a young husband and wife and how they deal with the challenge of buying secret Christmas gifts for each other with very little money. As a sentimental story with a moral lesson about gift-giving, it has been popular for adaptation, especially for presentation at Christmas time.

The Night Before Christmas (New Directions Pearls)

Author:Nikolai Gogol

Publisher:New Directions Publishing

ISBN:0811219690

Total Pages:80

Viewed:638

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Nikolai Gogol's hilarious and macabre tale of a Christmas Eve with a devil and a romantic twist. It is the night before Christmas and devilry is afoot. The devil steals the moon and hides it in his pocket. He is thus free to run amok and inflicts all sorts of wicked mischief upon the village of Dikanka by unleashing a snowstorm. But the one he’d really like to torment is the town blacksmith, Vakula, who creates paintings of the devil being vanquished. Vakula is in love with Oksana, but she will have nothing to do with him. Vakula, however, is determined to win her over, even if it means battling the devil. Taken from Nikolai Gogol’s first successful work, the story collection Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka, The Night Before Christmas is available here for the first time as a stand-alone novella and is a perfect introduction to the great Russian satirist.

Quotation Index to Children's Literature

Author:Melanie Axel-Lute

Publisher:Libraries Unlimited

ISBN:9781563088094

Total Pages:317

Viewed:1590

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Presents over 1,800 quotations from nearly five hundred works of children's literature, arranged alphabetically by author, and includes quotes from fairy tales and nursery rhymes, as well as keyword and title indexes, and a bibliography.

A Trucker's Night Before Christmas

Author:Sue Carabine

Publisher:Gibbs Smith

ISBN:9781423611424

Total Pages:N.A

Viewed:1965

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As Santa finishes his deliveries in the United States on Christmas Eve, he finds that he has one present that didn't get delivered. He didn't have time to go back to the house, but asked some truckers for help in delivering the gift. Does the gift make it to the right house in time?

Beauty and the Beast (Disney Beauty and the Beast)

Author:Teddy Slater

Publisher:Golden/Disney

ISBN:0385389841

Total Pages:24

Viewed:926

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Come be our guest in the Beast’s castle where teapots talk, spoons dance, and beautiful Belle discovers that things are never quite as they seem. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is retold in the classic Little Golden Book format.

Children Beware!

Author:Filipa Antunes

Publisher:McFarland

ISBN:1476638950

Total Pages:214

Viewed:1994

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How does a culture respond when the limits of childhood become uncertain? The emergence of pre-adolescence in the 1980s, which is signified by the new PG-13 rating for film, disrupted the established boundaries between childhood and adulthood. The concept of pre-adolescence affected not only America's pillar ideals of family and childhood innocence but also the very foundation of the horror genre's identity, its association with maturity and exclusivity. Cultural disputes over the limits of childhood and horror were explicitly articulated in the children's horror trend (1980-1997), a cluster of child-oriented horror titles in film and other media, which included Gremlins, The Gate, the Goosebumps series, and others. As the first serious analysis of the children's horror trend, with a focus on the significance of ratings, this book provides a complete chart of its development while presenting it as a document of American culture's adaptation to pre-adolescence. Each important children's horror title corresponds to a key moment of ideological negotiation, cultural power struggles, and industrial compromise.

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Author:Clement C. Moore

Publisher:Abrams

ISBN:1613128576

Total Pages:32

Viewed:921

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When Father Mouse is awakened on Christmas Eve by a clatter outside his window, he catches a glimpse of the one and only Santa Claus! Father Mouse can hardly believe his eyes as he watches St. Nick come down the chimney with a pack full of toys. In this amusing twist on the classic poem by Clement C. Moore, Daniel Kirk reimagines the story from a fresh perspective—and readers of Kirk’s Library Mouse series may discover a familiar friend, too!

A Christmas Carol

Author:Charles Dickens,David Thompson

Publisher:Crossroad Press

ISBN:

Total Pages:128

Viewed:1587

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Adapted for the stage by Tony-nominated playwright David Thompson, "A Christmas Carol" follows the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge as he discovers the true meaning of Christmas: charity, redemption, and compassion for his fellow human beings. Praised as "intelligent" and "literate" by the press, Thompson's adaptation creates a "perfect balance of Dickensian fidelity and modern theatricality." Original Christmas songs throughout the play infuse the beloved classic with an uplifting festivity that truly captures the joy and fellowship of the holiday season.

A Merry Christmas

Author:Louisa May Alcott

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:069817092X

Total Pages:160

Viewed:1093

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One of five beloved Christmas classics A Merry Christmas collects the treasured holiday tales of Louisa May Alcott, from the dearly familiar Yuletide benevolence of Marmee and her “little women” to the timeless “What Love Can Do,” wherein the residents of a boarding house come together to make a lovely Christmas for two poor girls. Wildly popular at the time of their publication—readers deluged Alcott with letters demanding sequels—and drawing on Alcott’s family and experiences in the abolitionist and women’s suffrage movements, these stories have the authentic texture and detail of Christmas in nineteenth-century America, while their emphasis on generosity and charity make them timeless embodiments of the Christmas spirit. Penguin Christmas Classics Give the gift of literature this Christmas. Penguin Christmas Classics honor the power of literature to keep on giving through the ages. The five volumes in the series are not only our most beloved Christmas tales, they also have given us much of what we love about the holiday itself. A Christmas Carol revived in Victorian England such Christmas hallmarks as the Christmas tree, holiday cards, and caroling. The Yuletide yarns of Anthony Trollope popularized throughout the British Empire and around the world the trappings of Christmas in London. The holiday tales of Louisa May Alcott shaped the ideal of an American Christmas. The Night Before Christmas brought forth some of our earliest Christmas traditions as passed down through folk tales. And The Nutcracker inspired the most famous ballet in history, one seen by millions in the twilight of every year. Collect all five Penguin Christmas Classics: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Christmas at Thompson Hall: And Other Christmas Stories by Anthony Trollope A Merry Christmas: And Other Christmas Stories by Louisa May Alcott The Night Before Christmas by Nikolai Gogol The Nutcracker by E. T. A. Hoffmann

The Night Before Christmas in Wonderland

Author:Carys Bexington

Publisher:Pan Macmillan

ISBN:1529049644

Total Pages:N.A

Viewed:990

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Twas the night before Christmas, with a wonderful twist! Lewis Carroll's classic Wonderland returns but this time instead of Alice, it's Santa's turn for an adventure down the rabbit hole. Join the Cheshire-Cat, the Mad Hatter, and the reindeer for a tea party with lots of festive fun! The Queen of Hearts hates Christmas – she's banned tinsel, mince pies and even good cheer – because when she was a little princess, the White Rabbit was late delivering her letter to Father Christmas and she didn't receive a present. But one snowy Christmas Eve, Santa finally receives her letter and races to deliver her gift! Will Santa and his reindeer be able to put the Merry back into Christmas in Wonderland? From the original publisher of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, written by debut author Carys Bexington and illustrated by star artist Kate Hindley, The Night Before Christmas in Wonderland is a fun mash-up of two classics, showing the true meaning of Christmas is to be kind.

The Night Before Christmas

Author:Clement Clark Moore

Publisher:Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN:1945934433

Total Pages:42

Viewed:537

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"'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house / Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse" -From The Night Before Christmas The Night Before Christmas, originally published as A Visit from St. Nicholas on December 23, 1823, in the Troy Sentinel, became America's favorite Christmas poem. After the poem was published anonymously, it was attributed to CLEMENT CLARK MOORE in 1837. However, scholars have debated the identity of the author of this poem and some believe it was written by Henry Livingston, Jr., (1748-1828), a New York farmer who also wrote poetry. The Night Before Christmas has had a great influence on the American notion of Santa Claus and on its tradition of Christmas gift-giving, which, before the poem, had been inspired by the Dutch figure of St. Nicholas. This unique edition of the famed Christmas poem, features the original engravings, from 1849, by T.C. Boyd. This American classic is a great gift for the Christmas season as well as for collectors of traditional American literature.

The Night Before Christmas in Crochet

Author:Clement C. Moore,Mitsuki Hoshi

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0062293443

Total Pages:80

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For the first time, Clement C. Moore’s classic Christmas poem is told through adorable amigurumi-style crocheted figures Amigurumi (which means knitted stuffed toy) is the Japanese art of crocheting stuffed animals. The technique results in animals with large heads and small bodies, upholding the super cute aesthetic of amigurumi animals. Jam-packed with four-color photographs of seriously cute figures based on the classic Christmas poem, The Night Before Christmas, as well as patterns and step-by-step instructions on how to make them, this book will inspire you to pick up the needle and thread like no other craft project. The book teaches crocheters: Basic crocheting techniques (perfect for beginners!) Spiral techniques to ensure stuffing will not come out Versatile uses (using thick yarn, each dog is about 3 inches long, suitable for an iPod case; using slender threads, each dog will be 1 inch long, suitable for a cell phone case) How to make cute amigurumi crochet ornaments Patterns and detailed directions for how to make a variety of characters from Clement C. Moore’s poem, including: Santa Claus Reindeer A mouse A Christmas tree A cat A stocking Two children--a boy and a girl

The Night Before Christmas

Author:Roger Duvoisin,Clement C. Moore

Publisher:Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN:0385754612

Total Pages:40

Viewed:899

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Celebrate the wonder and joy of Christmas Eve in this gorgeously illustrated picture book of the classic rhyme! With glorious illustrations by Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Roger Duvoisin, this edition of Clement C. Moore's "The Night Before Christmas" is a perfect holiday read-aloud for families. And with a tall, narrow size, it's also just right for tucking into a Christmas stocking, making it a wonderful holiday gift. Available for the first time in decades, this book is a true Christmas treasure!

The Night Before Christmas

Author:Clement Clarke Moore

Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN:0316278521

Total Pages:40

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Beloved illustrator Holly Hobbie offers a timeless take on the best-known Christmas poem of all time. In the twilight hours of Christmas Eve, a hushed world enveloped in moonlit snow waits for the soft tinkling of sleigh bells to announce the most magical night of the year. Then comes a thump on the rooftop, a scratching in the chimney, and suddenly--Santa Claus appears! In her fresh imagining of Clement C. Moore's enduring poem, acclaimed master watercolorist Holly Hobbie captures the magic of this timeless tale. Her vision of the night before Christmas glows with warmth and feeling, and features the delightful addition of a child's-eye view, which magnifies the wonder of this exciting, mysterious time.

The Night Before Christmas Box Set

Author:Carolyn Brown,Katie Lane,Debbie Mason,Annie Rains,Hope Ramsay

Publisher:Forever

ISBN:1538732432

Total Pages:1200

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It's the most wonderful time... to read a box set of five magical Christmas romances that will get you into the holiday spirit! Merry Cowboy Christmas, by Carolyn Brown 'Tis the night before Christmas, and all through the house is the presence of one wickedly hot cowboy who's come to stay for the holiday! Fiona Logan is everything Jud Dawson thought he'd never find. But with wild weather, nosy neighbors, and a new baby in the family, getting her to admit that she's falling in love might just take a Christmas miracle. Unwrapped, by Katie Lane Contractor Patrick McPherson is deeply committed to his bachelor lifestyle: No strings, no rings. As the Christmas season approaches, however, Patrick still can't quite forget Jacqueline Maguire, his curvalicious one-night stand. Then, when she shows up unexpectedly, all holiday hell breaks loose. Because this year, Patrick is getting the biggest Christmas surprise of his life. Mistletoe Cottage, by Debbie Mason 'Tis the season for love in Harmony Harbor, but it's the last place Sophie DiRossi wants to be. After fleeing many years ago, Sophie is forced to return to the town that harbors a million secrets. Firefighter Liam Gallagher still has some serious feelings for Sophie-and seeing her again sparks a desire so fierce it takes his breath away. Hoping for a little holiday magic, Liam sets out to show Sophie that they deserve a second chance at love. Christmas on Mistletoe Lane, by Annie Rains Mitch Hargrove wants nothing more than to put his hometown in the rearview mirror, but his plans get derailed when he learns he's now half owner of the Sweetwater B&B. The fact that he's given only two months to make the inn a success is a huge problem, but it's his pretty-and incredibly headstrong-partner Kaitlyn Russo who's the real challenge. With the grand reopening fast approaching, will Mitch keep running from the ghosts of Christmas past . . . or will he realize the true gift he's been given? A Christmas Bride, by Hope Ramsay Haunted by regrets and grief, widower David Lyndon has a bah-humbug approach to the holidays-until he's shown the spirit of the season by his daughter and her godmother Willow. Paired up to plan a Christmas wedding for friends, David and Willow will discover that the best gift is the promise of a future spent together.