Pennsylvania Dutch Night Before Christmas by Chet WilliamsonThis retelling of the Christmas classic by Clement C. Moore blends Santa Claus with the traditional Pennsylvania Dutch figure of the Belsnickel, a thin, cantankerous old man who visits children before Christmas and rewards, or punishes, them based on their behavior. The fun begins Christmas Eve when the Belsnickel arrives on an old-fashioned plow pulled by cows and steers. Havoc and humor erupt when the Yuletide load proves a little too heavy for the farmers roof! The distinctive Pennsylvania Dutch dialect and the hilarious antics of the crotchety old Belsnickel will make this new addition to Pelicans regional Night Before Christmas series a holiday favorite your family will enjoy reading aloud again and again. Also Available:
Pennsylvania Dutch Night Before Christmas
Clement C. The Belsnickel arrives in a plow pulled by cows.
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Chet Williamson leaves behind his usual, somewhat creepier subject matter for Pennsylvania Dutch Night Before Christmas , a charming and loving look at both the classic Christmas poem and the Pennsylvania Dutch country where he makes his home. Just as in Clement C. Moore's "A Visit From St. Nicholas," a family is settling down to sleep on Christmas Eve. Nothing is schusslich moving around , and all is well -- until they get a rude avakening -- er, awakening.
Thanks for the good words, Elam, and I'm glad you enjoyed the story, despite the several, um, linguistic impurities Merry Christmas! Chet Williamson. Post a Comment. Sunday, December 21, Tis the season. I do a lot of bitching about what I don't like, here's a couple things that I enjoyed! It's illustrated by James Rice.