“'Twas the night before Christmas . . .” and Texas is ready and waiting for old Santy to appear. You may know the story, but you've never heard it like this before. Based on Clement C. Moore's poem, Texas Night Before Christmas
is filled with images of the Lone Star State.
It is an icy Christmas Eve as this Texas family prepares for Santy's visit. A great ruckus arouses Pa, and he spies Santy himself in full Western garb: rawhide suit, Stetson, and cowboy boots. He fills the young'uns' waiting boots, then warms himself a while before leaving for his next stop. As Ma and Pa lose sight of him in the fog, Santy calls out, “Merry Christmas, y'heah? And y'all have a good night!”
About the Author/Illustrator
James Rice is one of the nation's leading creators of children's books with more than one million books in print. Other titles in Pelican's famous Night Before Christmas series include An Irish Night Before Christmas, Redneck Night Before Christmas and Gullah Night Before Christmas. The classic Cajun Night Before Christmas, which Rice illustrated in 1973, has more than 389,000 copies in print.
TEXAS NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS COLORING BOOK
Written and Illustrated by James Rice
JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
32 pp. 8½ X 11
ISBN: 9780882897271 pb