Raincoast Books

What Will You Read Next?

The Knights Before Christmas


Henry Holt and Co.
Available: 09/08/15
9.32 x 11.32 · 32 pages
Ages 5-8 years
CDN $19.50 · cl
With dust jacket

Buy the Book
+ Amazon.ca
+ Chapters.Indigo.ca
+ Independent Retailers


Bookmark and Share

Joan Holub

illustrated by Scott Magoon

A humorous retelling of the classic poem Twas the Night Before Christmas - with a medieval twist!

'Twas December 24th, and three brave knights were just settling in for the night when out on the drawbridge, there arose such a clatter! The knights try everything to get rid of this unknown invader (Santa Claus!), a red and white knight with a fleet of dragons . . .

But nothing would stop
their white-whiskered foe.
No matter their efforts,
he just would not go!

This parody of Clement Clarke Moore's well-known poem 'Twas the Night Before Christmas is kid-friendly, clever, and just plain silly - sure to become a holiday classic of a different kind.

A Christy Ottaviano Book

Joan Holub has authored and/or illustrated over 120 children's books, including Zero the Hero, Shampoodle and Groundhog Weather School . She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. While moonlighting as a designer at a major children's publishing house, Scott Magoon has illustrated many successful books including Spoon by Amy Krause Rosenthal, Ugly Fish, and Rabbit and Squirrel . He lives in the Boston area with his wife and two sons.