A Child's Christmas in Wales

A Child's Christmas in Wales

Hardcover(1st U.S. ed)

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A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas, Edward Ardizzone

For almost half a century, Dylan Thomas' A Child's Christmas in Wales has entranced both young and old and has become a familiar part of the holiday-season landscape. With lovely poetic lilt, this simple tale captures the child's eye-view and an adult's warm remembrance of the time of presents, good things to eat, and, in the best of circumstances, newly-fallen snow.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780879233396
Publisher: Godine, David R. Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/28/2014
Series: Miniature Editions Series
Edition description: 1st U.S. ed
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 9.60(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Dylan Thomas (1914–1953) is considered to be one of the greatest 20th-century poets. He is especially remembered for “Do not go gentle into that good night” and “And death shall have no dominion.” He was also a popular radio broadcaster in England, and A Child’s Christmas in Wales was written for radio.

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Child's Christmas in Wales 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This lovely, sensitive interpretation of Dylan Thomas's poem is loyal to the original, but adds appropriate dialogue and a wonderland of touching pictures and characters. We have viewed it for the first time and are drawn into the film at every new frame. It seems just right for all ages and makes one quite nostalgic for the days of our youth and those special times with family and friends when small towns and simple acts meant love was every where around us. We recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'A Child's Christmas in Wales' is a timeless story, that seems to isolate a single Christmas in the life of a boy living in an ideal, and sadly, a forgotten age. Thomas perfectly evokes the child-like simplicity of the boy's perceptions with artful poetry, and captures the spirit of the boy's youthful dialogue amongst each other. Further, Trina Schart Hyman's illustrations in this edition integrate seamlessly with the mood of the words. Hyman's work far outstrips the illustrations in other editions of 'Christmas in Wales' that I've perused.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have the 1985 book of A Child's Christmas in Wales and it, with its wonderful illustrations, is my favorite. Read it aloud as a gift to yourself during the Christmas season. Then, read it to a child or a grandchild or to anyone who will listen. Finally, buy at least ten copies and give to friends! Great Christmas gift.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very poor Nook adaptation. Very hard to read. 
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Guest More than 1 year ago
My sister gave me this book and the video 'now on DVD' a few years ago. I love it more each year. It is the most wonderful account to read aloud and take you somewhere far away and glorious that you wish you could go...even for a few minutes.