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 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, ...Read MoreAll 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. This re-designed edition celebrates the centenary of his birth, and features brand-new artwork from illustrator Peter Bailey. A beautiful gift edition of a classic work from one of Britain's best-loved writers.Read Less
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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