The well-known poem about an important Christmas Eve visitor.
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Kindergarten-Grade 5 No nostalgia here! Marshall's cartoon-like illustrations for Moore's well-known and much-loved poem are thoroughly modern, often very funny and typical of the artist. A cozy Cape Cod house sits in the snow with the unstirring mouse nestled in the bright green wreath on its door. Plump dogs, cats, a chicken (and even a mouse) abound in the comfortably cluttered house in which stockings are hung and people sleep. The animals join Papa as he watches the arrival of the plump old elf down the road and up to the roof. After his unceremonious entrance but before his gift distribution, St. Nick (in his cowboy boots with stars) poses for a photograph taken by the mouse and raids the refrigerator with his reindeer hungrily looking on. As St. Nick's final wish for a happy Christmas is exclaimed, the animals settle down again amid the bountiful and brightly decorated packages. Although the format is predictable (one page of text next to a one-page illustration), this is a fresh look at an old narrative. It may not appeal to everyone, but should cause all (except perhaps Scrooges) to chuckle. Maria B. Salvadore , District of Columbia Public Library
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.
The pictures, of course, turn Moore's "A Visit from St. Nicholas" into Marshall's manic visions of the blithe Victorian fantasy. In addition to the boldly colored illustrations, there are additional lines uttered by Papa in his cap and the household petsa bulldog, cat and chickenas they gaze out the window at Santa and his reindeer: "Holy smoke!" "Never in all my born days!" Another chicken, three more bulldogs and extra cats share sleeping quarters with countless children in bunk beds and with Mama whose night gear includes not only a 'kerchief but a helmet, goggles and an umbrella. In short, the familiar verses are here a production of the humorist's satiric eye and children will love it.
Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Description du livre Scholastic, 1985. Paperback. État : New. James Marshall (illustrateur). book. N° de réf. du libraire M0590334484
Description du livre Scholastic, 1985. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0590334484
Description du livre Scholastic, 1985. Paperback. État : New. Never used!. N° de réf. du libraire P110590334484
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