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{The Knights Before Christmas: Joan Holub}The Knights Before Christmas by Joan Holub
Published by Henry Holt and Co LLC on September 8, 2015
Genres: Childrens
Pages: 32
Format: ARC
Source: Henry Holt and Co LLC
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{Synopsis} – '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.

{My thoughts} – Joan Holub has done it again with an amazing picture book. I love how she has been able to take older tales and reshapes them into something remarkable. I personally cannot wait to take this book off the shelf and read it to my children on Christmas Eve this year.

The Knights Before Christmas is just as the title suggests. It is a book that it based on the tale The Night Before Christmas. However, in this story it is about the Knights in a castle that are trying to protect the castle from Santa whom they believe is trying to invade. I really enjoyed how all the lines ran so smoothly and how it was so well put together, illustrations included that I could almost imagine it as being the original story. It was written in a way that it kept the rhythm and the familiarity of the original story for the readers to have the opportunity to be drown into each page as the story progressed. I smiled, I giggled and I laughed as I was reading through it. I enjoyed looking at the illustrations and the added phrases within the speech bubbles that helped to give humor as well as context to some of the pages.

I strongly believe that this could become one of the next loved Christmas stories in modern day.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.