Texas Night Before Christmas Coloring Bo

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"'Twas the night before Christmas . . ." and Texas is ready and waiting for old Santy to appear. You may know the story, but you've never heard it like this before. Based on Clement C. Moore's poem, Texas Night Before Christmas is filled with images of the Lone Star State. It is an icy Christmas Eve as this Texas family prepares for Santy's visit. A great ruckus arouses Pa, and he spies Santy himself in full Western garb: rawhide suit, Stetson, and cowboy boots. He fills the young'uns' waiting boots, then warms himself a while before leaving for his next stop. As Ma and Pa lose sight of him in the fog, Santy calls out, "Merry Christmas, y'heah? And y'all have a good night!" James Rice is one of the nation's leading creators of children's books with more than one million books in print. Other titles in Pelican's famous Night Before Christmas series include An Irish Night Before Christmas , Redneck Night Before Christmas and Gullah Night Before Christmas . The classic Cajun Night Before Christmas , which Rice illustrated in 1973, has more than 389,000 copies in print. Also Available TEXAS NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
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ISBN: 9780882897271
Format: Saddle Stitched
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
Date:
State: Texas
Series: The Night Before Christmas
Images: 20
Pages: 32
Dimensions: 8.5 (w) x 11 (h)
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"They say if you can make a living doing what you love then you never have to work. I haven't worked in years." -James Rice "Rice is especially good with facial expressions, whether they are on a Texas jackrabbit, a longhorn steer, a dusty cowboy, or the green and long-nosed alligator named Gaston." -Library Journal "Rice's detailed pictures are captivating." -Woman's Day This outpouring of praise is directed towards James Rice (1934-2004) and the outstanding list of children's books he wrote and illustrated. Widely acclaimed as the South's leading illustrator of juvenile books, Rice lives through the more than 2.5 million books in print that feature his work-a record that ranks him with top children's authors and illustrators nationally. Cajun Night Before Christmas®, Rice's first book, has been nationally recognized as a classic in its genre. Rice lent his talents to Pelican Publishing Company's The Night Before Christmas Series, which includes the tremendously popular An Irish Night Before Christmas, Redneck Night Before Christmas, and Gullah Night Before Christmas. It was through Cajun Night Before Christmas® that Rice developed the character of Gaston® the Green-Nosed Alligator, who went on to have his own series of books. Several of Rice's other sixty books are set in his home state of Texas. Trail Drive is just one that both entertains and teaches children about cowboys and Western life. Rice was born on a farm in Coleman County, Texas, and resided in Hico, Texas. He graduated with a bachelor of fine arts from the University of Texas, a master of fine arts from Stephen F. Austin State University, and a master of arts from Howard Payne University. Rice taught art and music at both high school and college levels at such schools as Southeastern Louisiana State University, Louisiana State University, and Dallas Baptist College. When not working on new books, Rice visited schools throughout the country to teach children the joys of writing and illustrating.
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