The Night Before Christmas
by Clement C. Moore, illustrated by Roger Duvoisin
‘Twas the night before Christmas…’ begins the classic poem by Clement C Moore, which is recited by families the world over and has been for well over a century.
This classic edition, featuring the atmospheric and evocative artwork of Roger Duvoisin, was created in 1954 but has been unavailable for decades.
We are delighted to be restoring this Christmas classic for Australian families.
About the Author
Clement C. Moore (1779-1863) was an American professor of Oriental and Greek Literature as well as Divinity, who lived in New York.
About the Illustrator
Roger Duvoisin was born in Geneva in 1900. He studied art in Paris, and his first jobs included designing scenery, making textiles, and painting murals. He moved to New York City. Roger Duvoisin illustrated over 100 books of which he wrote 40. In 1947 he won the Caldecott Medal for White Snow, Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt and in 1966 their Hide and Seek Fog won a Caldecott Honor.