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

Author Nikolai Gogol
Isbn 0698170938
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-10-08
Pages 80
Language English
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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.

Author Clement Clarke Moore
Isbn 1545750580
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2019-12-20
Pages 60
Language English
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Readers of all ages will vividly remember trying to peek at hidden gift packages; writing scrolls of wish lists to Santa; and struggling to behave at formal Christmas dinner parties. Always in the background, we know Santa Claus is watching, soon to decide if David deserves a shiny new fire truck or a lump of coal under the tree. From playing with delicate ornaments to standing in an endlessly long line for Santa, here are common Christmas activities--but with David's naughty trimmings. A surefire hit that is destined to be an annual classic.

Author David Shannon
Isbn 133813776X
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2016-09-27
Pages 32
Language English
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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.

Author MacDonald P. Jackson
Isbn 1476624259
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2016-04-29
Pages 204
Language English
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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.

Author Refe Tuma,Susan Tuma
Isbn 0316388327
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2015-10-20
Pages 40
Language English
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(Easy Piano Personality). Easy arrangements of 14 favorites from this talented and beloved crooner. Includes: Crazy Love * Everything * Feeling Good * Fever * Georgia on My Mind * Haven't Met You Yet * Home * Lost * Me and Mrs. Jones * Quando, Quando, Quando (Tell Me When) * Save the Last Dance for Me * Sway (Quien Sera) * The Way You Look Tonight * You Don't Know Me.

Author Michael Buble
Isbn 1458435458
Genre Music
Year 2010-04-01
Pages 72
Language English
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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!

Author Juleanne Crighton
Isbn 1946100277
Genre Religion
Year 2019-11-26
Pages 50
Language English
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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.

Author Natasha Wing
Isbn 1101636726
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2002-09-23
Pages 32
Language English
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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.

Author MacDonald P. Jackson
Isbn 1476624259
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2016-04-29
Pages 204
Language English
File format PDF

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.

Author Tom A. Jerman
Isbn 1476638942
Genre Social Science
Year 2020-05-01
Pages 248
Language English
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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.

Author Carys Bexington
Isbn 1529049644
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2020-10-01
Pages N.A
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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.

Author Winnie Jerome
Isbn 1610408527
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-12-16
Pages 62
Language English
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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

Author Various Authors
Isbn 1465515518
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Santa shows Hilary the world's sights by taking her from her desert home to Las Vegas on his flight.

Author Sue Carabine
Isbn 9781586851682
Genre Fiction
Year 2002
Pages 60
Language English
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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.

Author Nikolai Gogol
Isbn 0811219690
Genre Fiction
Year 2011-10-28
Pages 80
Language English
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It's time for Santa to get his hair trimmed, so he stops by Peg's Salon. She trims and shampoos and everything seems fine, but when Santa's ready to go his hair somehow turned green! What happened?

Author N.A
Isbn 9781423617839
Genre Fiction
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It's the night before preschool, and a little boy named Billy is so nervous he can't fall asleep. The friends he makes the next day at school give him a reason not to sleep the next night, either: he's too excited about going back! The book's simple rhyming text and sweet illustrations will soothe any child's fears about the first day of school.

Author Natasha Wing
Isbn 1101636645
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2011-05-12
Pages 32
Language English
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The Night Before Christmas 100 years from now. In no way meant to replace the original story of SANTA CLAUS and Christmas. It is only written to insure that as times change and we travel to planets beyond our own. We keep Christmas in our hearts and Santa Claus in our childrens minds. So we never loose the spirit of Christmas and the joy of giving.

Author Andrew A. Cariello
Isbn 149184227X
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2013-12-12
Pages 24
Language English
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A Visit from St. Nicholas, more commonly known as The Night before Christmas is a small poem by an American writer, entrepreneur and public person Clement C. Moore. For the first time it was described how Santa Claus looked and moved (he flew in the sky in a sleigh pulled by reindeer, whose names were also mentioned), and what happened when he was visiting a house on Christmas Eve with the presents. A Visit from St. Nicholas is still the most favorite Christmas fairy-tale in America. Some researchers consider it to be “probably the most famous poem ever written by an American”. The poem influenced a lot on how Santa Claus is imagined by a whole English speaking world.

Author Clement C. Moore,Eugene Field
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Genre Fiction
Year 2018-08-07
Pages N.A
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