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  • Published: 15 December 2006
  • ISBN: 9780375837951
  • Imprint: Golden Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • RRP: $19.99

The Soldiers' Night Before Christmas


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A visit from “the Santa of Soldiers” based on The NIght Before Christmas

"'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the base
Only sentries were stirring - they guarded the place.
The soldiers were sleeping and snoring away
As they dreamed of 'back home' on good Christmas Day..."
One Christmas Eve at a military barracks in the Middle East, some homesick soldiers are paid a visit by Sergeant McClaus, the Santa of Soldiers. This lively and poignant tale is inspired by Clement C. Moore's classic yuletide poem.

  • Pub date: 15 December 2006
  • ISBN: 9780375837951
  • Imprint: Golden Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • RRP: $19.99

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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