ABOUT THE BOOK:

Author(s): Joan Holub
Illustrator(s): Scott Magoon
Publisher: Henry Holt Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0805099328
ISBN-13: 978-0805099324
Release Date: September 18, 2015
Category: Picture Book

THE KNIGHTS BEFORE CHRISTMAS

a new picture book

Synopsis:

On Christmas Eve, three silly knights guard their castle against a jolly red-and-white invader -- Santa Claus!
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On Christmas Eve, three silly knights guard their castle against a jolly red-and-white invader -- Santa Claus!
Joan Ho-Ho-Holub is the author and/or illustrator of 130+ books for children, including picture books Little Red Writing, The Knights Before Christmas, and Mighty Dads (a New York Times bestseller). Joan co-authors 3 series with Suzanne Williams: Goddess Girls, Grimmtastic Girls, and Heroes in Training. Coming in January 2016: What Was Woodstock? (a nonfiction chapter book) and This Little President (a nonfiction board book celebrating 10 influential presidents, plus an illustrated list of all 44).

http://www.joanholub.com/contact/

“There's an excellent interplay between the amusing illustrations and the polished text, with lots of clever jokes for readers to discover in the art. These knights know how to keep the castle safe and the readers entertained.” — Kirkus Reviews


“This rousing, ridiculous medieval “Night Before Christmas” parody jingles with castle- and holiday wordplay. Cheeky digital illustrations brim with good cheer.” — Horn Book

“A royal romp of holiday pratfalls and punnery. Yule love it!”
—Tom Lichtenheld, bestselling illustrator of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site.

“A royal delight of a book! Sure to become a favorite holiday read-aloud in every household throughout the land!”
—Judy Schachner, creator of the Skippyjon Jones books.

“A great premise...Magoon's illustrations are vibrant and fun...!” —Publishers Weekly

Sold in Pottery Barn Kids and bookstores everywhere.

http://www.joanholub.com/contact/

“There's an excellent interplay between the amusing illustrations and the polished text, with lots of clever jokes for readers to discover in the art. These knights know how to keep the castle safe and the readers entertained.” — Kirkus Reviews

“This rousing, ridiculous medieval “Night Before Christmas” parody jingles with castle- and holiday wordplay. Cheeky digital illustrations brim with good cheer.” — Horn Book

“A royal romp of holiday pratfalls and punnery. Yule love it!”
—Tom Lichtenheld, bestselling illustrator of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site.

“A royal delight of a book! Sure to become a favorite holiday read-aloud in every household throughout the land!”
—Judy Schachner, creator of the Skippyjon Jones books.

“A great premise...Magoon's illustrations are vibrant and fun...!” —Publishers Weekly

Sold in Pottery Barn Kids and bookstores everywhere.

“There's an excellent interplay between the amusing illustrations and the polished text, with lots of clever jokes for readers to discover in the art. These knights know how to keep the castle safe and the readers entertained.” — Kirkus Reviews

“This rousing, ridiculous medieval “Night Before Christmas” parody jingles with castle- and holiday wordplay. Cheeky digital illustrations brim with good cheer.” — Horn Book

“A royal romp of holiday pratfalls and punnery. Yule love it!” —Tom Lichtenheld, bestselling illustrator of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site.

“A royal delight of a book! Sure to become a favorite holiday read-aloud in every household throughout the land!” —Judy Schachner, creator of the Skippyjon Jones books.

“A great premise...Magoon's illustrations are vibrant and fun...!” —Publishers Weekly

Sold in Pottery Barn Kids and bookstores everywhere.

The Knights Before Christmas castle:
One castle made of wood, painted silver (approx 9 inches wide).
Personalized and decorated more or less as shown to the first name of the child you'd like to give it to. Decorated by me, Joan Ho-Ho-Holub.
Enter by commenting publicly in My Guestbook here on the scbwi site with an email so I can contact the winner.
One winner chosen December 20th.
(mailed out by December 20, priority mail, USA only)
Thanks, good luck, and happy holidays!
The Knights Before Christmas

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  8. Colleen Post said on January 9, 2016 at 9:25 am:

    This looks really cute! Best wishes with your book launch.

  9. Constance Lombardo said on December 3, 2015 at 6:14 pm:

    This picture book looks so fun!! I enjoy your writing a lot!

  10. Kelly Starling-Lyons said on December 2, 2015 at 7:26 am:

    Congratulations on your new book! Looks wonderful.

  11. Maria Marshall said on December 2, 2015 at 1:23 am:

    Christmas, Santa, and Knights what fun.

  12. Lin Oliver said on December 1, 2015 at 6:05 pm:

    Loved your page. Getting the book!

  13. carol Baldwin said on December 1, 2015 at 5:11 pm:

    Congratulations, Joan. What a fun idea!

  14. T.W.Kirchner said on December 1, 2015 at 4:56 pm:

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  17. Teresa Fannin said on December 1, 2015 at 8:22 am:

    I think I need this book for the baby grands. The next time we meet, it’s signing time. Kudos Joan!

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