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The Navy's Night Before Christmas is a wonderfully illustrated story inspired by the classic 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. Featuring a clever rhyming scheme, reminiscent of the original, this story takes you through the night before Christmas for sailors aboard their deployed vessel. Navy Chief Clause surprises the crew with a wonderful Christmas gift---special gifts that are precious and much-needed reminders of each sailor's home! A wonderful tradition for families who are missing loved ones on military deployment!
Inspired by the classic "The Night Before Christmas," this story about a visit from "the Santa of Sailors" is perfect for military families and children whose relatives can't be home to celebrate Christmas with them in person.
Twas the night before Christmas, when way out to sea
Not a creature was stirring to windward or lee.
The sailors were nestled all snug in their racks
Like orders of pancakes, so tight were the stacks.
One Christmas Eve out at sea, some homesick sailors are paid a visit by Master Chief Claus, the Santa of Sailors. This lively and poignant tale was inspired by Clement C. Moores classic yuletide poem.
CHRISTINE FORD and TRISH HOLLAND co-authored the Golden titles The Soldiers' Night Before Christmas and Ocean's Child. Trish Holland has penned the Little Golden Books Lasso the Moon, Come Back, Zack! and I Can Do It!
JOHN MANDERS is a prolific illustrator of books for children. He most recently illustrated COWBOY CHRISTMAS for Golden Books, as well as THE SOLDIERS' NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS.
Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2014:
"Young readers who like ships and planes will be drawn to this setting, and anyone with a connection to the U.S. Navy would be pleased to find this under the Christmas tree."