New Children’s Book for Halloween

I have written a parody of the classic Christmas poem A visit from St. Nicholascalled ‘Twas the Night of Halloween.

The original, from 1923 whis is also known as ‘Twas the night before Christmas is credited as being the first publish account of the reindeer names. Less Rudolf, he didn’t come into being until 1939 when the story Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was published as a give-a-way for the Montgomery Ward department store.

'Twas the Night of Hallween

‘Twas the night of Halloween, and all through the house…

The image of sitting by an open fire with the children on Christmas eve, and reading the great poem as a bedtime story is as joyfully yuletide as a decorated tree. Though how many people actually do this I have no idea.

Being a fan of Halloween celebration I though it would be fun to publish my version as a fully illustrated book. So this year, come the season of fright. Gather the children around the fire and read tale of a Visit from Old Nick…

‘Twas the night of Halloween, and all through the house, all the ghosties where stirring, even the dead mouse…

Paper back version from here:

Kindle Version from here:

Don’t have nightmares 🙂

2 replies
  1. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    Great book Colin!! I just purchased it on Amazon in Kindle format. The writing is wonderful, & I loved the illustrations!! I encourage other Halloween/holiday fans to get this book and leave a glowing review on Amazon. I find it amusing that a British author transformed an American Christmas poem into a Halloween book. Simultaneously, an American author turned the wonderful British novella “A Christmas Carol” into “The Legend of Decimus Croome: A Halloween Carol.” I’m glad to see that we’re all getting into the Halloween spirit on both sides of the pond. Have a wonderful October!!


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