Twas translated into Chinese in edited version for the first time in 189 years

Most famous poem in the English language goes to China. Canadian publisher launches chinese edition of edited version to make a statement about the need for greater tobacco prevention measures to better protect children from the advances of tobacco
By: Grafton and Scratch Publishers
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Santa Claus
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Clement C. Moore
Smoking Prevention


Vancouver - British Columbia - Canada

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Nov. 20, 2013 - PRLog -- ’Twas the Night Before Christmas released in Chinese by awarding winning anti-tobacco activist.

Edited by Santa Claus for the benefit of children of the 21st century.

Written by Clement C. Moore

The tobacco epidemic and China according to recent studies:
-Smoking could eventually kill a third of all young Chinese men -China has the largest number of smoking-related deaths worldwide
-2,000 people in China every day die a tobacco-related death -Nearly 75% of all Chinese men are smokers -The only big causes of premature death that are growing rapidly are HIV and tobacco
-2/3 of Chinese people think smoking does not harm, 60% think it is not linked to lung cancer and 96% do not think it is a cause of heart disease.

This classic holiday poem was first published in a New York newspaper on December 23rd, 1823 and has been loved by readers of all ages ever since. This delightful poem is considered by many people to be the most famous poem ever written in the English language. Reading this poem has become an annual tradition for many families as they prepare for the arrival of Santa Claus and his merry reindeer on December 24th—Christmas Eve. This edition omitted the reference to Santa Claus smoking a pipe for the benefit of the youngest of readers to protect them from positive imagery of tobacco products. This edition is the first time such an edit has appeared. Resource Links, a children’s literary journal reviewed this book and gave it an “excellent” rating and the Midwest Book Review stated: The vibrantly colorful, friendly illustrations bring to life this wonderful read-aloud holiday storybook.

老人抽烟管的两句诗句。新版本是首次出版。 儿童文学杂志《资讯万联》将这本书评为上乘之作。《中西部图书评论》

This edition won recognition in 2012–2013 by winning six book awards, four Benjamin Franklin Book Awards, a gold medal at the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards and a first place at the Global International Ebook Awards.
Currently available in English, Spanish, French and Mandarin with other translations forthcoming. It is available in hard cover and soft cover in English, hard cover in Spanish and French, and as interactive enhanced electronic books.

新版本在 2012–2013 年度内荣获六项图书奖、四项本杰明· 富兰克林图书奖、月光束儿童书籍金奖和国际电子书大奖的

Contact: 604 563-0055
Twitter: @twas4kids

Grafton and Scratch 出版人联系方式:

Pamela McColl
604 563-0055
Tags:Tobacco Prevention, Santa Claus, Stop Smoking, Clement C. Moore, Smoking Prevention
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