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  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Children's Books; New Ed edition (5 Oct. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1858810116
  • ISBN-13: 978-1858810119
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 0.6 x 12 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 127,070 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dylan Thomas's classic recollections of his own childhood, A Child's Christmas in Wales, has been republished with beautiful illustrations to mark the centenary of his birth. Perfect for reading aloud (Sunday Express Sunday Express)

A beautiful new presentation of Dylan Thomas' heartfelt reminiscences of Christmas accompanied by charming and perfectly matched illustrations.... This is a highly evocative little book that revels in the joys of Christmas and reading it creates a real feeling of warmth and comfort inside and brilliantly wakes up the inner child, a real pleasure to read. The cloth bound hardback presentation of this book is great and this particular edition is sure to become a treasured possession in many households. It is one of those books that a child will cling on to as they grow up and cherish for a lifetime to one day pass on to their own children. (THE BOOKBAG) --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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2014 is the centenary of Dylan Thomas's birth and this classic mini hardback edition of one of his most famous works features wonderful illustrations by acclaimed illustrator Edward Ardizzone.

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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. J. M. Tippin on 11 Nov. 2003
Format: Paperback
This story is my favourite Christmas read. Every year without fail me dad has read this to my family on Christmas eve. It is a tradition that we all love, even my eldest sister who is now twenty two years old. The story appeals to people of all ages as it reminds you of Christmases may have had as a child, the joy of falling snow, the fun of getting presents that will irritate your parents and friends, and most of all being with the family.

If you have never read this book or any of Dylan Thomas' books then this is a good place to start. I hope that you enjoy reading it yourself or to others as I have done.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Margaret R. Isles on 17 Jan. 2011
Format: Hardcover
The order was delivered very promptly, and the books ordered were brand new. A Child's Christmas in Wales is by no means for children only - it is very funny, has Thomas' unique poetic expression, and has Ardizzone's delightful illustrations. This Chriatmas I gave copies to both children and adults, all of whom expressed great pleasure in this unusual edition. Several recipients said they were now intending to read more of Thomas' work - hooray! Many thanks.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By C. N. Moore on 21 Feb. 2009
Format: Hardcover
I have just read this enchanting little book with my six book club friends. I loved Dylan Thomas's perspicacious descriptions of Christmas and took me back to my childhood when we had lots of snow etc. I have read it several times in the last couple of weeks and it still makes me smile with pleasure at Thomas's wonderful use of words. The illustrations are great fun too. It may be a small book but it is magical to read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Me, Myself and I on 10 Jan. 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I thought that this book was great and would recommend it to be read to children everywhere. I read it to my class of Year 3 children and they thought that it was funny in places.

Reminded me of all of those wonderful childhood memories of anticipating the arrival of a long awaited Christmas Day.

Fantastic book, it will become a Christmas book to treasure for years within your family.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Gambold on 4 Feb. 2009
Format: Hardcover
A Child's Christmas In Wales
A gorgeous little book taking us back to bygone days of fun and simplicity written in Thomas' rich poetic description.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Alan on 31 Mar. 2011
Format: Paperback
I bought this book as original work by Thomas to provide background for the DVD of A Child's Christmas....Absolutely delightful, Thomas's magical use of language brings the whole experience to life, something one can entirely identify with and re-live one's own childhood Christmases(particularly if of an older generation). The book is beautifully illustrated too. The order was promptly and efficiently despatched. Thoroughly recommended and at a very cheap price. Am looking forward to viewing the DVD although I don't expect it to compare with the written word.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By JSB on 4 Feb. 2011
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I have many recordings of Dylan Thomas, but this is the best! He is here reading what are perhaps his best poems in his own inimitable style. Likewise, the enchanting short story which gives this compilation its title. It may be a matter of taste, but comparing him with giants of poetry and prose reading like Burton, I still find Thomas reading his own stuff incomparable: which is not a general rule for authors reading their own works rather than actors, rather the reverse.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By P. H. Norman on 14 Jun. 2012
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SUPER STORY AMUSINGLY WRITTEN - LOVELY ILLUSTRATIONS
WELL WORTH EVERY MODEST PENNY IT COST - COULD BECOME A COLLECTORS ITEM.

BUT IT - READ IT - ENJOY IT AND PASS IT ON.
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