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The Visit

4.33  ·  Rating Details  ·  42 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
In December of 1823, the poem now known as The Night Before Christmas was first published anonymously and has since become the best loved Christmas poem of all time. Now, for the first time in The Visit, Dinghy Sharp, a direct descendant of recognized author Clement Clarke Moore, shares her delightful story with us all, and reveals the history and origin of this beloved po ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published October 1st 2001 by Lang Graphics
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Dec 08, 2013 Wanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: 2013, netgalley
8 DEC 2013 - received through Netgalley and Schiff Publishing Ltd. This beautifully illustrated and wonderfully written story provides insight into the story behind 'Twas The Night Before Christmas. As a child, my Mother read "Twas the Night Before Christmas to my sister and me every year. I love this poem and still read it every year at Christmastime. I cannot describe the joy and gratitude I felt in receiving The Visit.

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Jan 04, 2014 Erik This Kid Reviews Books rated it it was amazing
A mother and her children visit their grandfather, who tells them the true story behind The Night Before Christmas. Author Clement C. Moore, who on Christmas Eve, promised to tell his daughter a new Christmas story. He came up with “The Night Before Christmas.” The whole story was inspired by a trip to town that night!

The true story about The Night Before Christmas should be in every household! It is based on the true story of how the classic “The Night Before Christmas” came about. The story wa
Alex Baugh
Dec 14, 2013 Alex Baugh rated it really liked it
Shelves: randomly-reading
By now, we are probably all familiar with the poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" or a most people call it "The Night before Christmas" by Clement Clarke Moore. And some of us may be familiar with the controversy over whether or not Moore was the real author of the poem. The poem was written in 1822, and published in 1862 and has been enjoyed by children and adults ever since.

In 2000, Mark Kimball Moulton has a conversation with Dinghy Sharp, the great great granddaughter of Clement Moore and in th
DelAnne Frazee
Nov 14, 2013 DelAnne Frazee rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Title: The Visit - The Origin Of the Night Before Christmas
Author: Maek Kimball Moulton
Illustrated By: Susan Winget
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Published: 10-28-2013
ISBN: 9780764345753
Pages: 50

Most people have either read the poem The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore for his daughter or at least heard of it, but this beautifully illustrated goes even further and tells the legacy of the family's history of the poem as it was passed down through the family. The Vist
Mar 31, 2014 Angypants rated it liked it
While I enjoyed "The Visit", I wanted a bit more from this title. The story of the origin of "The Night Before Christmas" was actually quite cute, and well told. The beginning almost didn't pull me in, and some of the layout was just okay at times. Overall, a recommended title for fans of the classic Christmas poem, as this ultimately is enjoyable.

I was provided a copy via Netgalley.
Destiny Dawn Long
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"My favorite part, though, is the very end. That’s because a copy of the original poem, in Moore’s own handwriting, is included. The old cursive may be a challenge for some to read, but how wonderful to see it in the author’s own hand! (It can even be used to give older children a history lesson on “primary source documents”.) The book was very thoughtfully executed. I give it 4 out of 5 stars. If anyone has b
Apr 06, 2008 Amy rated it it was amazing
My favorite holiday story! This book recounts the story behind the writing of Clement Clarke Moore's famous poem - Twas the Night Before Christmas, by his great-great grandson (I think it was). It's written in the same wonderful prose, and is a touching holiday read for all ages. I cry every year when I read it aloud to my children. Rhyming text.
Oct 28, 2013 Bekka rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thanks to and Schiffer Publishing for early access to this title.

Very cute! I loved the illustrations! They're kind of in an more old-fashioned style than many illustrations today. I also thoroughly enjoyed this true story of the origin of "The Night Before Christmas." This is a great book to read to children for Christmas!
Nanci Booher
Oct 30, 2013 Nanci Booher rated it it was amazing
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC. I am in love with this book. It took me right back to being a kid, standing around my grandmother's tree and wondering what was underneath. Told with beautiful illustrations and rhyming text, this is surely to be a new must own Holiday book.
Dec 04, 2013 Ea rated it it was amazing
Ah, poetry. Ah, Christmas. Ah, everything about this.
The Night Before Christmas is among my favourite poems, whether it's for the seasonal feel or the lovely story I cannot say, but this sweet revisit didn't make me enjoy it any less. Absolutely lovely.
Sara B
Dec 01, 2011 Sara B rated it it was amazing
I think everyone has heard of the Night Before Christmas. It is beautifully with awesome pictures. This is another must one book. It is enjoyed by both adults and children alike. Wonderful! My daughter really enjoys this book very much!
Sue Poduska
Nov 09, 2013 Sue Poduska rated it really liked it
Beautiful keepsake. Tale of the writing of The Night Before Christmas as told to Clement Moore's descendants.
Dec 01, 2013 Beth rated it did not like it
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