Children will enjoy coloring the pictures while reading this retelling of the Christmas classic by Clement C. Moore. Pennsylvania Dutch Night Before Christmas blends Santa Claus with the traditional Pennsylvania Dutch figure of the Belsnickel, a thin, cantankerous old man who visits children before Christmas and rewards or punishes them based on their behavior. The fun begins Christmas Eve, when the Belsnickel arrives on an old-fashioned plow pulled by cows and steers. Havoc and humor erupt when the yuletide load proves a little too heavy for the farmeri s roof! The best-selling original book, Pennsylvania Dutch Night Before Christmas, is also avialable on audiocassette, read by the author.Biografía del autor:
Chet Williamson is an award-winning writer of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. Over eighty of his short stories have appeared in such publications as The New Yorker, Esquire, Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and many other magazines and anthologies. He has been a final nominee for the World Fantasy Award, the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award, and the Horror Writers Stoker Award. Williamson, who is also a trained actor, lives in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. This is his first children's book.
Author/illustrator James Rice (1934-2004) produced sixty books, including the illustrations for Pelican's treasured The Night Before Christmas Series. Rice's first book, the well-loved classic Cajun Night Before Christmas(R), has more than 750,000 copies in print. Young readers can enjoy more of Gaston(R)'s adventures in Gaston(R) Goes to Mardi Gras and sample Rice's other children's stories with favorites such as Texas Jack at the Alamo. With more than 1.5 million copies of his books in print, Rice ranks among the nation's best-selling creators of children's books, receiving awards from Printer Industries of America and the Children's Book Council, among others. Years after his death, Rice's family found the art and text Gaston(R) Joins the Circus, and this discovery has brought Gaston(R) back for one more adventure!
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