A Child's Christmas in Wales (Paperback)

A Child's Christmas in Wales By Dylan Thomas, Ellen Raskin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dylan Thomas, Ellen Raskin (Illustrator)
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In print for fifty years, this gem of lyric prose has enchanted both young and old from its very first edition.

Dylan Thomas, one of the greatest poets and storytellers of the twentieth century, captures a child's-eye view, and an adult's fond memories, of a magical time of presents, aunts and uncles, the frozen sea, and in the best of circumstances, newly fallen snow.

About the Author

Dylan Thomas, born in Swansea in 1914, is perhaps Wales’ best-known writer, widely considered to be one of the major poets of the 20th century: many of his greatest poems, such as “Fern Hill” and ”’Do not go gentle into that good night”’ are beloved and widely studied. As well as poetry, Dylan Thomas wrote numerous short stories and scripts for film and radio–none more popular than his radio play Under Milk Wood. He led a fascinating and tempestuous life, which ended all too soon in 1953 when he collapsed and died in New York City shortly after his 39th birthday. 

Praise For…

The perfect way to revisit the youthful excitement of Christmas, but with an appreciation that comes only with maturity.
— America

Modestly priced, this little book is destined to appear in many mailboxes in place of the usual Christmas card.
— The Advocate

Should become as much a tradition of Christmas as the wreath on the door and the tree in the window.
— The Argus

The piece continues to work beautifully, blending the mock heroics of childhood with enduring images of the annual rituals of the season.... The language is enchanting and the poetry shines with an unearthly radiance.
— The New York Times

Try it for a break from violent robots.
— The Providence Journal-Bulletin

Product Details
ISBN: 9780811217316
ISBN-10: 0811217310
Publisher: New Directions
Publication Date: January 11th, 2009
Pages: 48
Language: English
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