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The Night Before Christmas

Illustrated by: Barbara Reid
  • ISBN 9781443124713, Hardcover
  • 32 Pages | Ages 3 to 9

Barbara Reid's brilliant Plasticine art breathes new life into the classic poem - with a Canadian twist!

'Twas the night before Christmas,
When all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring,
Not even a mouse.

So begins the traditional Christmas poem, beloved by children for generations. Rediscover this holiday favourite as never before, through the clever, touching, and always surprising illustrations of the incomparable Barbara Reid.

Charming Plasticine animals bring a lively Canadian twist to the classic words, and fans will know to look for hidden treasures within each awe-inspiring spread.

Barbara Reid's The Night Before Christmas is sure to become a new Canadian classic, and it is the must-have book for your Canadian Christmas this year, and every year to come.

Rights Sold

Danish – Arvids, English (US) – Albert Whitman, French (N. Amer.) – Éditions Scholastic, Russian – AST-Press/Hobbyteka

Selling Points

• Classic poem with stunning new art • Plasticine art style is unique and instantly recognizable • A great read-aloud for the whole family


  • Winner, Libris Awards - Children's Picture Book of the Year, 2014
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2013