A Child's Christmas in Wales


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Dylan Thomas's classic account of his childhood Christmases, newly issued with full colour illustrations by Peter Bailey in this beautiful, cloth-bound hardback gift edition for Thomas's centenary. All the Christmases roll down toward the two-tongued sea, like a cold and headlong moon bundling down the sky that was our street... Dylan Thomas's lyrical account of his childhood Christmases in a small Welsh town, featuring wolves, bears, hippos and Mrs Prothero's cat, has become deservedly famous. This stunning re-designed ...

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Cheryl B

Mar 27, 2014

Dylan's Christmas

This is a beautiful example of how a gifted illustrator can expand the intention of the author. Trina Schart Hyman is excellent at bringing out pertinent moments in this beautiful remembrance of Dylan Thomas's Christmas.
Sadly out of print, but thankfully still available.


Feb 24, 2011

Child's Christmas in Wales

I absolutely adore this book. The images it conjures, the story Dylan Thomas wrote, the cadence of the narration, the illustrations. I first purchased this book for my daughter as a Christmas present in 1986 when she was 6. She's now 30 and took her childhood books to her new home, so I had to get my own copy. The story made me want to see the movie and it's been a tradition ever since to watch it faithfully every Christmas Eve. I never tire of it. Denholm Ellitot and his "grandson" in the movie are so charming, the narration done so beautifully, it is one of my favorite things and always will be.


Feb 4, 2010

Everything I expected. A marvelous Christmas classic. Great!


Jan 8, 2009

childs christmas in wales

Dylan Thomas classic christmas tale that took me back to my own childhood of christmas in small town Canada. If you have memories of christmas with aunts uncles and your pals then this book is for you.

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