A Child's Christmas in Wales

A Child's Christmas in Wales

Book - 1985
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The Welsh poet Dylan Thomas recalls the celebration of Christmas with his family and the feelings it evoked in him as a child.
Publisher: New York :, Holiday House,, [1985]
ISBN: 9780823405657
0823405656
9780823438709
0823438708
Branch Call Number: j THO NVD
Characteristics: 47 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Hyman, Trina Schart

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LPL_KateG Nov 19, 2014

This is the best Christmas-y story I've encountered as an adult. Dylan Thomas's writing is beautiful and captivating for all ages. I'd highly recommend reading and then also finding an audio recording online of Thomas reciting the tale. It's hard to pick a favorite part, but here is one as a teaser:

"...snow grew overnight on the roofs of the houses like a pure and grandfather moss, minutely ivied the walls and settled on the postman, opening the gate, like a dumb, numb thunderstorm of white, torn Christmas cards."

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