All the Christmases roll down toward the two-tongued sea, like a cold and headlong moon bundling down the sky that was our street; and they stop at ...Show synopsisAll the Christmases roll down toward the two-tongued sea, like a cold and headlong moon bundling down the sky that was our street; and they stop at the rim of the ice-edged, fish-freezing waves, and I plunge my hand in the snow and bring out whatever I can find ...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. Beautifullly illustrated by award-winning artist Edward Ardizzone and presented in a delightful mini hardback edition, this classic is a perfect tiny gift or stocking-filler.Hide synopsis
A Child's Christmas in Wales (New Directions Publishing Corporation) – Trade paperback (2007)
Trade paperback, New Directions Publishing Corporation 2007
ISBN: 0811217310 ISBN-13: 9780811217316
Fifty years after its first publication in book form, Dylan Thomass timeless prose poem is echoed by the rolling, evocative woodcut images of artist Raskin--a beautiful gift for book lovers.Fifty years after its first publication in book form, Dylan Thomass timeless prose poem is echoed by the rolling, evocative woodcut images of artist Raskin--a beautiful gift for book lovers.Hide
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Description:Good. Pages may have contain writing, highlighting or notes. May...Good. Pages may have contain writing, highlighting or notes. May be an ex library copy with library markings. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Description:Raskin, Ellen. Good. Go green, recycle! Book may have wear from...Raskin, Ellen. Good. Go green, recycle! Book may have wear from reading, may contain some library markings. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 51 p. Contains: Illustrations, color.
Description:Fair. A few pages may be dog-eared. Acceptable: unmarked. Book...Fair. A few pages may be dog-eared. Acceptable: unmarked. Book is in acceptable condition; cover shows signs of wear. Pages are unmarked by pen or highlighter. Book has vertical bend; No creasing. Edges show discoloration/markings but do not bleed into the page. Pages include limited underlining/notes but most of text is unmarked by highlighter or pen. Pages may have discoloration and/or waviness.
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.
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.
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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