Christmas in July: The Night Before Christmas (Roger Duvoisin)

The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore,
illustrated by Roger Duvoisin.
Originally published by Doubleday, 1954.
Reprint edition by Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2014.

Kansas is still hot and stormy, and the world is still scary. Let's pretend it's Christmas! A cheerful, retro Christmas, as imagined by Roger Duvoisin (again).

Oh, man, those endpapers. I just love Roger Duvoisin.

And on a serious note, I wish everyone out there peace and love. The world is scary, and at times, it feels too small.

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  1. I LOVE THOSE ILLUSTRATIONS. They are marvelously retro! I have never heard of Roger Duvoisin, but I envision learning a lot more about his books in my near future. :-)

    Happy Tuesday!

    1. Check out the Petunia and Veronica books. They are fabulous. He also illustrated for other people. He won a Caldecott for his collaboration with Alvin Tresselt, White Snow, Bright Snow. He often worked with his wife, Louise Fatio, too.


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