A Child's Christmas in Wales: Gift Edition


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$14.99  $13.94
Holiday House
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5.3 X 7.7 X 0.4 inches | 0.4 pounds

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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.

One of the most distinguished and celebrated illustrators of her generation, Trina Schart Hyman (1939-2004) was awarded the Caldecott Medal for St. George and the Dragon, retold by Margaret Hodges, and Caldecott Honors for A Child's Calendar, by John Updike, Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins, and Little Red Riding Hood. Born in Philadelphia, she lived most of her life in New Hampshire.


★ "A worthy match of art and story, sure to become a favorite edition each holiday season." --Booklist, Starred Review; Editor's Choice selection

★ "This Christmas treasure of both Hyman's illustrations and Thomas' eloquent prose will draw children into the world of Wales. A book to delight both children and parents." --School Library Journal, Starred Review

"Illustrations by award-winning artist Trina Schart Hyman bring new life to this charming story in which Thomas reminisces about his childhood Christmas memories. This book is best shared with the entire family." --The Washington Post

"Simple, lyrical, poignant, uplifting--this is a true holiday rarity, one that shouldn't be missed." --Common Sense Media

"This lovely little memoir is also a terrific way to introduce readers to Dylan Thomas's work... [T]he reason to choose this edition rather than any others...is the charming artwork. The illustrations by Trina Schart Hyman...will enchant readers with their old-fashioned look and charming details. This is a perfect holiday gift." --Manhattan Book Review

"Hyman's illustrations make this book one with general audience appeal at Christmas--or any time." --The Horn Book

"The poet's voice is heard again in the paen to the long-ago holiday in his Welsh neighborhood. It is impressively real in the paintings and ink drawings that illustrate Thomas' well-loved memoir and surpass Hyman's previous award winners." --Publishers Weekly

"Children will love to cuddle close and view the detailed illustrations which expand this classic, giving it added continuity and depth." --Los Angeles Times Book Review