Charles Santore is a renowned children’s book illustrator whose work has been widely exhibited in museums and celebrated with recognitions such as the prestigious Hamilton King Award, the Society of Illustrators Award of Excellence, and the Original Art 2000 Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators. Santore is best known for his luminous interpretations of classic children’s stories such as Snow White, The Little Mermaid and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s Paul Revere’s Ride, which was named 2004 Children’s Book of the Year for Poetry by the Bank Street College Children’s Book Committee. His illustrations for The Wizard of Oz, which is widely considered to be the quintessential illustrated version, were used as the scenic backdrops for a major television performance of the work. Charles Santore lives and works in Philadelphia.
Modeled after the successful Night Before Christmas Gift Set that sold out within weeks of its first printing comes the Night Before Christmas Keepsake Gift Set. This cherished set includes a miniature version of the #1 New York Times bestseller edition and a beautifully hand-painted ornament that will be treasured for generations to come.
The magical sights and sounds of Christmas are brought to life with this Night Before Christmas Keepsake Gift Set. The #1 New York Times bestselling classic edition is faithfully reproduced in a miniature version, and includes a beautifully hand-painted ornament. The full-color original illustrations by award-winning illustrator Charles Santore dance across the magnificent spreads of this holiday treasure that contains a 4-panel gatefold. A hanging loop is attached to the ribbon marker in the book, so it can be used as an ornament itself. Together, the book and ornament make a wonderful gift for anyone on your Christmas list, as well as the perfect addition to your own home collection! Families will treasure this set as a true keepsake and heirloom for many generations.