Acclaimed author and illustrator Matt Tavares joins us for an extra special holiday storytime! Tavares will share his illustrated edition of Twas the Night Before Christmas, celebrating the original poem's 200th anniversary. This special gift edition of the book is in larger, fuller trim and gives a fresh update to Tavares's stunning signature gray pencil illustrations. At this in-person event, Matt will read from his new picture book, do a drawing demonstration, and sign copies.
Each ticket includes admission for one and and a $5.00 coupon that can be redeemed for $5.00 off your purchase of any of Tavares's books on the day of the event. The $5.00 coupon is only valid the day of the event on in-store purchases and will be given to attendees at check-in, one coupon per book.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Exquisitely detailed drawings by Matt Tavares embody the spirit of a magical night in a lavish, full-size gift edition marking the two-hundredth anniversary of the classic poem.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.
Once upon a time, children imagined St. Nicholas as a stern, skinny bishop who was as likely to dole out discipline as Christmas presents. But thanks to the poem “Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas”—written by Clement C. Moore in 1822 and published the next year in the Troy Sentinel—a plumper, merrier St. Nick was born, transformed into the sleigh-riding, chimney-diving jolly old elf we now call Santa Claus. With gorgeous monochrome illustrations by Matt Tavares that are meticulously true to pre-Victorian times, ’Twas the Night Before Christmas Or Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas honors the poem’s original language in a definitive keepsake volume.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Matt Tavares is the author-illustrator of numerous acclaimed picture books, including Red and Lulu and Dasher: How a Brave Little Doe Changed Christmas Forever, as well as Becoming Babe Ruth, Growing Up Pedro, and other sports biographies. He is the illustrator of Twenty-One Steps: Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by Jeff Gottesfeld and The Gingerbread Pirates by Kristin Kladstrup, among many other picture books. Matt Tavares lives in Maine.