The Night Before Christmas (Hardcover)
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A magical blend of vintage picture book art and animal characters that will be a beloved family read at Christmastime. Not a creature was stirring - except for the epic-ly huge polar bear squeezing out of the fireplace with a sack of toys - in this wonderfully illustrated re-telling of the classic Christmas story, The Night Before Christmas. Families and young readers will love the lavish watercolor illustrations of polar bear Santa, Pa Bunny in his cap, the reindeer sweeping across the sky, and of course the story regularly returns to the cozy home of the mouse, who sleeps through all the action.
About the Author
Steve Richardson is a five-time award-winning author from Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is also the author of Lavender Blue and the Faeries of Galtee Wood, illustrated by Larry MacDougall; Billy's Mountain, illustrated by Herb Leonhard; Alexander Trout's Amazing Adventure, illustrated by Marie Beschorner; and Canlandia, illustrated by Fiona Sansom. Canlandia won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in 2014 and was named the 2014 New Mexico / Arizona Book Awards best book in juvenile fiction 2014. Lavender Blue won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for best in juvenile fiction in 2013. Paisley Rabbit and the Treehouse Contest, illustrated by Chris Dunn won best picture book in the Next Generation of Indie Book Awards in 2018 along with being announced as the 2018 BOOK OF THE YEAR - Picture Book, Creative Child Magazine. Paisley Rabbit and the Treehouse Contest has been published in five languages. Chris Dunn has been a freelance illustrator since 2008, working for editorial and publishing clients, such as Haymarket, BBC Audiobooks, The Times and Galerie Daniel Maghen. In 2018, I illustrated the children's book 'Paisley Rabbit and the Treehouse Contest', written by Steve Richardson. I have also produced a collection of illustrations for 'The Wind In The Willows', published by Guomai, China. I'm fortunate enough to have been featured in a number of art publications, such as Imagine FX, DPI in Taiwan and Spectrum in the US. Awards 2018 Creative Child Magazine - BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD Kids Picture Books category for 'Paisley Rabbit and the Treehouse Contest'. 2018 Indie Book Awards - Joint winner of Best Chrildren's Picture Book (6 years and up) for 'Paisley Rabbit and the Treehouse Contest'. 2014 Pound Art Open People's Choice Award 2012 Minerva Prize2012 Bath Artists Society Young Artist Prize 2011 Bath Art Prize 2011 Agnes Sloan Prize