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  • Published: 15 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9780385369985
  • Imprint: Golden Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $22.99

The Navy's Night Before Christmas



This story, written for military families, is about a visit from “the Santa of Sailors” to those who can’t be home for Christmas.

’Twas the night before Christmas, when way out to seaNot a creature was stirring to windward or lee.The sailors were nestled all snug in their racks Like orders of pancakes, so tight were the stacks.

One Christmas Eve out at sea, some homesick sailors are paid a visit by Master Chief Claus, the Santa of Sailors. This lively and poignant tale was inspired by Clement C. Moore’s classic yuletide poem.

  • Published: 15 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9780385369985
  • Imprint: Golden Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $22.99

About the authors

Christine Ford

This is Christine Ford's third book. Her picture book, SNOW, was published in 1999 by HarperCollins. Her novel, SCOUT, will be published by Delacorte in Spring, 2006. Ms. Ford grew up in Pittsfield, MA. The author lives in Arlington, TX.

Trish Holland

Trish Holland is the author of the Little Golden Book Lasso the Moon and the co-author of The Soldiers’ Night Before Christmas. She lives in Arlington, Texas.

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