Product Description America's favorite Christmas poem, featuring timeless illustrations, is the perfect gift for any child! On the night before Christmas, a father catches an unexpected glimpse of St. Nicholas himself. Along with his eight reindeer, Santa is here to fill the family's stockings with toys. His short visit fills the silent house with joy and wonder. Written by Clement Clarke Moore and first published in 1823, this read-aloud classic has been beloved for generations. Whether for nostalgia-seeking readers or new generations, The Night Before Christmas is a must-have in everyone's collection. Review "The definitive city child's edition." -- The New York Times Book Review From the Inside Flap Illus. in full color. America's favorite Christmas poem is vividly depicted. From the Back Cover Illus. in full color. America's favorite Christmas poem is vividly depicted. About the Author Clement C. Moore was born in the Chelsea section of New York City in 1779 and wrote his famous poem for children there in 1822.