A Creature Was Stirring

A Creature Was Stirring


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'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 Moore's classic poem one one side of every page, and a child's comedic rhyming on the other, this magical book about seeing and dreaming of Santa Claus will inspire readers of all ages to believe.

Against a luminous backdrop of midnight and silver, memories of Christmases past and present converge in a modern classic born in the tradition of The Polar Express.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689863998
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 10/03/2006
Edition description: Repackage
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 8 Years

About the Author

Carter Goodrich has illustrated sixteen New Yorker covers and was the lead character designer for Brave, Ratatouille (for which he won the International Animated Film Society’s Annie Award for character design), and Despicable Me. He has designed characters for many other beloved animated films, including Finding Nemo; Monsters, Inc; and Open Season. Of the films he has worked on, four have gone on to win Academy Awards. A Rhode Island School of Design graduate, he has twice been awarded the gold medal from the Society of Illustrators in New York. His picture books include We Forgot Brock!, Say Hello to Zorro!, Zorro Gets an Outfit, Mister Bud Wears the Cone, A Creature Was Stirring, and The Hermit Crab. Carter lives in Los Angeles, California. Be sure to visit Carter at CarterGoodrich.com.

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Creature Was Stirring 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
adge73 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The illustrations are lovely, but I couldn't get through the text. It alternates between the Moore poem and an accompanying poem Goodrich wrote to tell the story of a child who stayed awake and witnessed everyting on Christmas Eve (i.e. the creature who was stirring). The whole thing is weird. Obviously, the narrator of the Moore always was a creature stirring, and Goodrich's sing-song verse doesn't stand up next to Moore's classic. It's also reeeeeaaaaaaalllllly loooooonnnnnng.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an old favorite that is told from a different point of view - enhanced by enveloping illustrations. I can't wait to read this to my grandson!