Another Night Before Christmas

Another Night Before Christmas

Carol Ann Duffy Marc Boutavant / Jan 17, 2020

Another Night Before Christmas On the night before Christmas a child in a house as the whole family slept behaved just like a mouse and crept on soft toes down red carpeted stairs Her hand held the paw of her favourite bearIn

  • Title: Another Night Before Christmas
  • Author: Carol Ann Duffy Marc Boutavant
  • ISBN: 9780719554889
  • Page: 302
  • Format: Hardcover
  • On the night before Christmas, a child in a house, as the whole family slept, behaved just like a mouse, and crept on soft toes down red carpeted stairs Her hand held the paw of her favourite bearIn 1822 CLEMENT MOORE WROTE a poem about Christmas Eve for his children The Night Before Christmas soon became a treasured Christmas story Now one of our best loved poetsOn the night before Christmas, a child in a house, as the whole family slept, behaved just like a mouse, and crept on soft toes down red carpeted stairs Her hand held the paw of her favourite bearIn 1822 CLEMENT MOORE WROTE a poem about Christmas Eve for his children The Night Before Christmas soon became a treasured Christmas story Now one of our best loved poets has rewritten the poem for the twenty first century Full of warmth and wit, with sparkling illustrations, here is a magical book that will be read again and again on long winter nights.

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      • Carol Ann Duffy Marc Boutavant

        Dame Carol Ann Duffy, DBE, FRSL is a Scottish poet and playwright She is Professor of Contemporary Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University, and was appointed Britain s Poet Laureate in May 2009.She is the first woman, the first Scot, and the first openly LGBT person to hold the position.Her collections include Standing Female Nude 1985 , winner of a Scottish Arts Council Award Selling Manhattan 1987 , which won a Somerset Maugham Award Mean Time 1993 , which won the Whitbread Poetry Award and Rapture 2005 , winner of the T S Eliot Prize Her poems address issues such as oppression, gender, and violence, in an accessible language that has made them popular in schools.


    506 Comments

    1. Well, I figured this would be the best time to post my review of this. It seems somewhat appropriate. Not that I’m overexcited about Christmas tomorrow or anything (let’s out a silent scream). Seriously though, I love Christmas and I make sure I’ve got a few Christmassy things to read over the period to keep me feeling festive. 'On the night before Christmas,A child in a house,As the whole family slept,Behaved just like a mouse 'This poem was good, but not remarkable. The best thing about [...]


    2. Two things:I hate Christmas. I'm not that in to poetry. This was nice, I suppose. I felt the flow of the line jarred slightly, but I don't know if that's just because Britney Spears was on the radio whilst I read it.The illustrations were so lovely, though. The black and white with dashes of gold sat alongside the verses very well. It was simple, tiny, quick. Kind of regurgitating many other books that have a "if you don't believe you won't ever find it" notion about them, which is grand if you' [...]


    3. “Then she watched as the room filled with magic and lightAs the spirit of Christmas made everything bright” this was wonderful! The rhymes really worked and just really got me in the mood for Christmas! Highly recommend for some festive cheer :)


    4. Thoughts from first read in 2016:We're celebrating Christmas a day early this year and so this was the first of my many wonderful Christmas gifts to be read and I adored it. The poem is every bit as lovely as you'd expect from Carol Ann Duffy, and the Rob Ryan illustrations are gorgeous. I highly recommend this festive little book!


    5. I was reminded that it was another night before Christmas last week, 13 November to be precise, when a neighbour introduced a light-up holly wreath in her window, a very large flashing light Christmas tree in the bay window and a large flashing light-up Santa Claus in the background - talk about too early!But I decided it was time to read a Christmassy book so I chose Carol Ann Duffy's offering. And what a good choice it was for the story and the complementary illustrations are delightful.The on [...]


    6. Miss Duffy uses her poetic skills and proves why she is THE Poet Laurette of the UK in this engaging and highly entertaining little poenovel.Another Night Before Christmas takes all the elements that we adore from the original, but twists them in a more modern and unique way. CLICK HEREto read my full review


    7. Awwww i loved this, a modern retelling of A Ight Before Christmas. Carol's writing is as charming as ever and I love how modern life is weaved into the story.Marc Boutavant's illistrations are BRILLIANT, hidden everywhere are things to be found, so reading as a child or adult you may pick up on different things.Great thing for a present.






    8. My December 2016 reread of Another Night Before Christmas found the extended poem to be just as lovely as ever. The artwork here is gorgeous; minimalist and lovely. A delightful volume.


    9. This is a modern reinterpretation of the poem 'Twas the night before Christmas', and reading this is a lot more enjoyable if you have read the original. (You can read the orignial here: carols/twas_the_nig) This poem has the same humour and lyrical rhyme scheme as the original, but is modernised and talks about TV and celebrities. The plot is a girl who sets out to find if Santa is real, (anymore would spoil it), and the story is so charming it made me feel very christmasey.The illustrations, (s [...]


    10. Warm and gentle, this is a lovely Christmas read. It's quite different in tone to Clement Clarke Moore - less obviously humorous and more thoughtful. If you've got little ones around, it's just the right length for a bedtime story and the illustrations are unusual but magical. All in all well worth the money and it also provides a quiet, non-religious moment to consider the psychological value of imagination and belief.


    11. Carol Ann Duffy is a poet I want to like, but never really do. Sadly, this version of The Night Before Christmas is just another example of the curse of the Laureate - neither magical enough to appeal to children, nor really adequate as a social commentary to please adults. Stick with the original, it has more warmth and humour, and it generally scans better, too.


    12. What isn't to love about this? Children waiting for Santa and the magic that is in the air, yet no one knows how, it just is. The illustrations are quirky and cute and match the narrative perfectly. Duffy's verse was a little uncomfortable to read the first time, but flows better the more I read it. This is just lovely.


    13. Not a patch on the original. That said, it's a good poem in its own right. The updating to modern sensibilities is very clear. A brave attempt to capture some Christmas magic and anchor it to the 21st century.


    14. The gorgeous cover art lured me ind it was a sweet story but I do kind of wish I had bought a Terry Pratchett book instead for the same price. This is something you read once and forget about. Still, I like to own beautiful books with illustrations and this is very pretty.




    15. A lovely little updated version of this story. A very pretty book with excellent ink drawings. One to read again next year!



    16. Not as good as the original but very cute. Worth the read. The art is spectacular and doesn't match the cover in this listing. My favorite part was the art!!!


    17. It was a cute book, with colorful illustrations. Easy to understand and the story about ones beliefs in Santa were told from a very rhythmical way with rhymes through out the book.




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