A Child's Christmas in Wales

A Child's Christmas in Wales

Book - 2004
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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: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2004
Edition: 1st Candlewick Press ed
ISBN: 9780763621612
0763621617
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 20 x 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Raschka, Christopher

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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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