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'Twas the Evening of Christmas

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’Twas the Evening of Christmas, written by Glenys Nellist and illustrated by Elena Selivanova, echoes the familiar language and rhythm of Clement Moore’s beloved poem, but focuses on baby Jesus, who is the true hero of Christmas. Families will delight in this simple retelling of one of the most famous stories ever told.
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’Twas the evening of Christmas, when all through the town,

Every inn was so crowded, no room could be found.

Tired Mary and Joseph, who went door to door,

At last found a place on a small stable floor.

For over 200 years, families have gathered on Christmas Eve to hear the much loved words of Dr. Clement C. Moore’s ’Twas the Night Before Christmas. This year, families can gather together to share the real Christmas story––the story of Jesus’ birth. ’Twas the Evening of Christmas echoes the familiar language and rhythm of Dr. Clements’ poetry, but instead of focusing on Santa, it focuses on the baby Jesus, who is, after all, the true hero of Christmas. All families will delight in this simple retelling of the most famous story ever told. With a cover that comes alive with foil and sculpted embossing, this book is sure to become a Christmas classic.

Contributor(s) Glenys Nellist , Elena Selivanova
About the Contributor(s) Glenys Nellist

Glenys Nellist was born and raised in a little village in northern England.   Her stories and poems have been published in children’s magazines where her writing reflects a deep passion for bringing the Bible to life for young children. Glenys lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with her husband, David.



Elena Selivanova

Elena Selivanova graduated from the Moscow State University of Printing Arts and has worked for twenty years as a children’s book illustrator. She has illustrated over one hundred books and has created a wide variety of memorable and beloved characters.

UPC 025986745530
ISBN-10 0310745535
ISBN-13 9780310745532
Publish Date Oct 3, 2017
Weight (lbs) 1.4250
Height 11.25
Width 8.88
Length 32
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Zonderkidz
Price $16.99
Format Hardcover
Language English

Customer Reviews

Review by Jalynn
Overall Rating
Written in the same rhythm as the famous 'Twas the Night Before Christmas this is a beautiful retelling of that classic but done God's way. With rich illustrations that can take you back in time to a time and place that holds our hearts in His mighty hands. Christmas is not about the world or its possessions. It's all about Jesus and the gift he brought down from Heaven to deliver to all of us.

Christmas gives me the warm fuzzies. To me, its not only about Jesus but about family and friends and the love we all share. Jesus gave up his life to show us that we could give up our lives for Him. To save us from death and give us eternal life. God gaves us His best when He gave us His Son.


**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own. (Posted on 11/13/2017)
Review by PENNY
Overall Rating
I am excited about sharing Glenys Nellist's rendition of this well-loved Christmas classic with my family. For years, our family has read 'Twas the Night Before Christmas and the Bible's story of Jesus birth during the holidays. This year I want to add this new classic, 'Twas the Evening of Christmas. Glenys did a lovely job rewriting the story to reflect Jesus' birth. Her rhyming is smooth and flows beautifully, the rhythm is consistent with the original story. The colorful illustrations add charm to the story. But, my favorite part of the book is the very end, where we hear sweet words from Mary, Jesus' mother. This would be a sweet book to share on Christmas Eve or morning. I received this free from Zonderkidz. (Posted on 10/25/2017)
Review by Praises of a Wife and Mommy
Overall Rating
Christmas is right around the corner... I think only 6 more Fridays until Christmas. This is a great book to pair with "Twas the Night Before Christmas" as they are very similar! This one is better though as it focusses on Christ! There is still great rhymes and the flow sounds very similar to the other story. I like the pictures in the book and the author hits the vital parts of the Christmas story. Parents this would be a great story to wrap up but allow them to open it up on Christmas eve night. (We have a tradition to open one present like that.) This book is not just for the kids... everyone can enjoy and appreciate it! (Posted on 10/23/2017)
Review by Children's Pastor and Na Na. :)
Overall Rating
This lovingly illustrated rhyming book of the Christmas will be a must read for every family with children this Christmas. Theologically sound and engaging for kids as well as parents and grand parents. Bravo! (Posted on 10/4/2017)

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