The New York Times bestseller! How many families have wanted to share this classic poem with even the tiniest children but have hesitated to let them touch a fragile heirloom edition? That's longer a concern with this sturdy board book. Let the smallest ones climb into a lap or even hold the book themselves with their jelly-stained fingers-they can't hurt it. But they can let illustrator Christian Birmingham fill their heads with his divine imagery.
Clement Clarke Moore, (1779-1863), was a professor at New York City's General Theological Seminary (built on land donated by his father) who, in an 1836 reprint of A Visit From St. Nicholas (more commonly known today as Twas the Night Before Christmas), was first credited as the author of the poem, and later included it in an anthology of his work.