The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

By:  Clement Moore
Cottage Door Press
Sara Gianassi

Product ID:  1004360
$19.99 Hardback
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8.3 X 11.3 in
26 pg

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Anthologies

"Twas the night before Christmas..."

Join us in this beautifully illustrated telling of the classic Christmas story. This large storybook features thicker pages to allow for reading over and over again without traditional wear and tear, making it a holiday keepsake for years to come.

Share a holiday moment and celebrate the season with your child.   Listening and talking with your child sends a wonderful message of caring and love. Snuggle together on Christmas Eve with this holiday classic again and again.

  • This beautifully illustrated edition of the ultimate Christmas classic offers a new take on the nostalgic poem for children and their grownups, following a mouse family as they do stir on the Night Before Christmas
  • Think, talk, imagine and wish.... all the way to sweet holiday dreams and a world full of love
  • Beautiful illustrations throughout for playful color and rich texture
  • Thicker pages than a regular storybook to allow for reading over and over again without traditional wear and tear

Clement Moore, who was a professor at General Theological Seminary, wrote "The Night Before Christmas" for his children in 1822. The poem was originally called "A Visit from St. Nicholas" and was first published in the newspaper, Troy Sentinel, in 1823.

Cottage Door Press is an independent publisher of high-quality children’s books. We believe that every child deserves an excellent first book experience—beginning on the day they’re born.

Reading is learning is our driving philosophy, and we strive to help parents understand why reading aloud from birth is so important. We offer a simple development-based guide to help them on their journey.

My name is Sara Gianassi, and I am from Florence, Italy. 
Drawing and painting have always been passions of mine. When I was 15 I started taking some private Drawing, Traditional Painting, and Fresco classes with Master Massimo Callossi, former student of famous painter Pietro Annigoni (1998 - 2005).
Then I Studied "Costume and Scenic Design" at the Department of Architecture of the University of Florence, from which I graduated with honors in 2007.
During college I attended a private course of traditional sculpting with Master Vincenzo Ventimiglia, professor at Academy of Fine Arts of Florence, and I was awarded with an Erasmus Scholarship, which allowed me to study for six months at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (2004 - 2005).
After graduating, I started working (2008) as a textile and graphic designer for fashion clothing brand Pratesi Casatex srl, in Pistoia, Italy; I worked there for three years, and although I was offered a long-term position, I realized that the world of fashion wasn't really my thing. So I undertook a new professional path, taking lessons to improve my skills as a designer and cloth modeler; I attended the Angela Vaggi Tei School for "CLOTH MODELERS" in Prato, Italy (2011 - 2012), and the "ENTERTAINMENT DESIGN" course at the NEMO Academy of Florence (2010 - 2013). While studying at the NEMO Academy I also had the chance to attend several workshops on Character Design, Animation, Illustration, Storyboarding, etc., with great instructors such as Stephen Silver, J.P. Vine, Alex Orelle, Liron Topaz, Lindsay Olivares, Bobby Chiu, Kei Acedera, Yoichi Kotabe, Takashi Namiki, Victor Navone, and Sandro Cleuzo.
Now that I have completed my training I am looking for jobs as freelance or as an employee in a studio.
I did several pubblications as children's books illustrator (Usborne, Hachette Group, Parragon, Penguin Random House, Nuinui, BoriBoricha, Lifeway, Raffaello Editrice, Studio Ad.Es....) and I worked 2 years as texture artist and visual artist for "Neko Productions", an animation Studio based in LA)
I also love travelling, singing, and playing sports - especially capoeira.