A Creature Was Stirring
'Twas the night before Christmas, and in this great house the creature who stirred was a boy, not a mouse.
And while upstairs his parents were dreaming and snoring, with Santa so close, sleep seemed pretty boring.
Esteemed New Yorker cover artist Carter Goodrich retells the story of 'Twas the night before Christmas from the child's point of view.
With Clement Clarke Mo...more
But wait a sec! The original poem featured someone who was wide awake ...more
BUT the amazing thing about this book is you can read the left pages only and read the entire original 'Twas the Night Before Christmas story; or you can read the ...more
- Every year one of my Christmas gifts to my students is to read them at least one extra (Christmas) story book per day. Extra read aloud - yay. This one will be terrific for that.
- Use for compare/ contrast with younger students with Moore's version.
- Use in Writer's Workshop as an example of fracturing more than fairy tales.
- Use in Writer's Workshop as an Christmas story starter/ exa ...more
Elementary: E GOO
They say that not a creature was stirring, but this poor boy never actually got to the part where the sugar-plums were dancing. Find out who is sneaking around and what he does to help Santa.