"Texas Night Before Christmas" written and illustrated by James Rice, published by Pelican Publishing Company, copyright 1986, second printing.
Written in verse, Texas Night Before Christmas is a delightful new twist on a classic tale with a Santa Claus so endearing he could charm the cactus off the prairie.
Texas Night Before Christmas is a true Texas Christmas story, with characters cowboys and cowgirls everyone will love. Based on Clement Clark Moor's poem, Texas Night Before Christmas is filled with images of the Lone Star State, lovingly described and illustrated by James Rice.
Santy Claus arrives out of the sky in the midst of a fierce winter storm in a wagon pulled by eight scroungy longhorns. With names like Leadfoot, Waleye, Flopear, Scarface, and Gimp, they give old Rudolph a run for his money.
With his fat belly and weathered skin, Santy has seen more than his share of lonely Texas nights. When he slides down a chimney and lands in a warm house with a clumsy thud, he's in no hurry to head back out. But, Christmas is Christmas, and Santy has never been one to disappoint deserving young'uns.
Hard cover children's book in good condition with no rips or tears. The only writing in the book is an inscription on the half title page from the author. On the back of the first page written in ink is - From, then names and a date. The dust Jacket has shelf wear and a tear at the bottom on the front.
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