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A creature was stirring by Carter Goodrich

A creature was stirring (2006)

by Carter Goodrich, Clement Clarke Moore (Author)

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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. ( )
  adge73 | Dec 13, 2006 |
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Goodrich, Carterprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Moore, Clement ClarkeAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Potash, DanBook and cover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For Mom and Dad, with love - C.G.
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You all know this tale, but read this, you'll see" One creature was stirring, that creature was me.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0689863993, Hardcover)

'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.

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As a family lives out the famous poem by Clement Moore, a young mouse who shares their house is unable to sleep and, in his excitement, performs several deeds bound to place him on the naughty list, and one that just might save him.

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