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A Kiwi Night Before Christmas (Book and CD)

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A Kiwi Night Before Christmas (Book and CD)

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The much-loved poem by Clement Clarke Moore, originally released under the title 'A Visit from St. Nicholas' but better known as 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' is given a new slant in this Kiwi version. The weather is fine and hot and the family is staying at the bach for the Christmas holidays when a white-haired man in black singlet and shorts appears in the sky riding on a tractor drawn by six sheep. This is the ultimate read-aloud for Christmas in New Zealand. The rhyming text flows off the page and Deborah Hinde captures the colour of a truly New Zealand festive season.

This new edition includes a full-colour press-out model of the beach bach that children can make for themselves, and a music CD!

Author Biography

Yvonne Morrison Wellington-based writer, Yvonne Morrison, is a first-time author with Scholastic but has been published before by Shortland Publications and Weldon Owen ltd. Yvonne writes of this work "I was overseas when I wrote this book, knowing I wouldn't be home for Christmas and feeling a bit nostalgic. As it turned out, I had a wonderful, but very different, Christmas in the snow." Deborah Hinde Auckland-based illustrator, Deborah Hinde, had already worked on a similar project with another writer and we were so captured by her artwork that we asked her to work on Yvonne's story instead. After reading the text she readily agreed.
Release date NZ
September 25th, 2006
  • Children / Juvenile
  • Illustrated by Deborah Hinde
colour illustrations
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