"This book may amuse adults as much as it amuses children. . . . James Rice's . . . illustrations are darling." -Star Democrat "Richly detailed and colorful full-page illustrations accompany this Christmas poem featuring the customs and language of the Irish." --Children's Literature Written in an Irish brogue, this delightful children's story tells the classic "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" tale with a Celtic twist. Complete with James Rice's illustrations, this fun and festive coloring book inspires kids to use their imaginations. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Sarah Kirwan Blazek was born in County Wexford. When she is not traveling around the world, the former Sacred Heart Academy teacher makes her home in Chicago, New Orleans, and Palm Beach. She is the author of Pelican's A Leprechaun's St. Patrick's Day, An Irish Hallowe'en, and An Irish Night Before Christmas. ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR James Rice (1934-2004) produced sixty books, including the illustrations for Pelican's treasured The Night Before Christmas Series. With over 1.5 million copies of his books in print, Rice ranks among the nation's best-selling creators of children's books, receiving awards from Printer Industries of America and the Children's Book Council.