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Author: Troy Townsin
Illustrator: Jennifer Harrington
Publisher: Polyglot Publishing
Size: 9.5" x 10"
Hardcover: 32 pages
'Twas the night before Christmas and all around the house, not a creature was stirring, except for a moose….
Readers of all ages will laugh out loud at all the Canadian references in this hilarious version of the night before Christmas.
There are children in long johns snug in their beds while visions of poutine dance in their heads. Santa replaces his reindeer with a team of beavers - Gretzky, Trudeau, Shania, Loonie, Bob, Doug, Suzuki and Toonie.
A musical version of The Night Before a Canadian Christmas has been recorded by K.A.S.P. and is available on A Moose in a Maple Tree: A Canadian Christmas Compilation along with many other hits by top Canadian artists. Click here for more details.
Posted by Stefan "Mooseman" Sattler on 28th Feb 2015
It took a while to get the package delivered to Germany, but it was worth any minute. Reading it several times and looking up some of the unknown "Canadian specials" I now feel best prepared for Canada :-)
I am looking forward until my son is good enough in English to read it himself!
Posted by wanda on 27th Dec 2013
really cute Canadian all the way . got it for my son-in-law to read to the munchkins
Posted by Unknown on 26th Dec 2013
What can be better than beavers pulling Santa's sleigh? Possibly children who dream of poutine. This book is a keeper.
Posted by Melly on 19th Nov 2013
Such a cute book. Bought a copy last year for myself and I had to get another for my friend's kids in Texas. A great take on the classic Christmas story
Posted by Unknown on 29th Dec 2012
It's is my favourite of the 3 books that I bought!! Could be a bit dated With the references of persons that young children may not be familiar with in years to come, but all in all I love this Canadian twist to an all time classic!!!
Posted by Sherrin on 21st Dec 2012
I liked all the Canadian refrences but I had to look up Cowichan sweater and I still don't know how to pronouce it. LOL Thanks for this book. I will read it on Christmas Day to my family.
Posted by Holly Klitch on 27th Nov 2012
My one Granddaughter didn't want me to read any other books but this one, needless to say I had to order more. My husband and I love it also!
Posted by Unknown on 11th Jan 2012
We gave this book to our corporate clients, and to our nieces and nephews. Everyone loved it. I got messages on Christmas Eve from family and friends telling us how much fun they were having reading it aloud. Most successful gift shopping this year!