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A Child's Christmas In Wales #2020

A Child s Christmas In Wales A charming account of Dylan Thomas s own childhood and of a Christmas Day in a small Welsh town This book has become a popular classic and includes illustrations by the award winning Edward Ardizzone

  • Title: A Child's Christmas In Wales
  • Author: Dylan Thomas Edward Ardizzone
  • ISBN: 9781858810119
  • Page: 363
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A Child's Christmas In Wales By Dylan Thomas Edward Ardizzone, A charming account of Dylan Thomas s own childhood and of a Christmas Day in a small Welsh town This book has become a popular classic and includes illustrations by the award winning Edward Ardizzone.

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    1. My artistic, flighty mother, who s in her 70 s, flits in and out of my life, leaving quirky gifts behind Sometimes they go straight to Goodwill used clothing, cheap knickknacks sometimes they re useful a type of mop she particularly loves sometimes they re delightful my grandmother s sterling silver set, books that have moved her, beautiful impressionistic landscapes that she paints in oils or watercolor This illustrated book version of Dylan Thomas s reminiscing about his boyhood Christmases wa [...]

    2. This is a lovely picture book illustrated by Chris Raschka of the familiar but now forgotten by many tale written by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night that is always good to read around the holidays Not really lmited to a kid story, either Wonderful, wonderful language and joyful telling The watercolor art is not as soft and inviting as one might expect from such a nostalgic project it s an abstract expressionistic depiction of the world of Thomas s tale, but it s co [...]

    3. I need Dylan Thomas in my life I was unaware of this fact until today, having never read his stuff before aside from Do not go gentle into that good night some 30 or so years ago I don t usually go in for poetry, but I loved his cadence and imagery Beautiful stuff A Child s Christmas in Wales is very much like a lyrical version of Jean Shepherd s A Christmas Story I put that in quotes, not italics, because I ve only ever seen the movie version, never read it With that in mind, to me, Thomas re [...]

    4. I read this over at poemhunter best poems and also treated myself to a listen over on You Tube of Thomas reading this himself youtube watch v 8Hoxy I normally hate being read to but it is impossible to hate this beautifully vibrating voice breathing even life into this work I ve never read nostalgia so well realised I loved the gentle humour.Here is a quote dear to a Goodreader s heart.And when the firemen turned off the hose and were standing in the wet, smoky room, Jim s Aunt, Miss Prothero, [...]

    5. I picked this as an accessible introduction to Dylan s work A delicate prose poem that proceeds liltingly until the child and the adult versions collides head on, subtly, magnificently bringing about the conclusion.

    6. One Christmas was so much like another, in those years around the sea town corner now and out of all sound except the distant speaking of the voices I sometimes hear a moment before sleep, that I can never remember whether it snowed for six days and six nights when I was twelve or whether it snowed for twelve days and twelve nights when I was six 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 [...]

    7. All the Christmases roll 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 hands in the snow and bring out whatever I can find.How did I, a huge fan of Christmas and celebrations in general, manage to ignore this book for so long Not a clue but it was THIS version with illustrations by the marvelous Chris Raschkathat finally convinced me to dig in.This is a happy tale [...]

    8. This lighthearted, boyish, whimsical and wonderfully descriptive holiday poem wasn t even on my reading radar until recently I listened to an audio version on YouTube and read the written version in a Christmas anthology There are illustrated versions available that would probably enhance the reading experience even , especially for children I enjoyed the momentary feeling of nostalgia so much that I plan to read and listen to it again soon.

    9. Classic memories of Christmas from a bygone era Oh what fun Thomas did radio performances and recorded this in 1952 it was published in book form in 1954 This edition was beautifully illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman.

    10. Reread.A humorous, nostalgic tale of Christmas Eve afternoon through Christmas night, full of unique imagery and lovely phrasing.Perhaps it s because I watched parts of the movie A Christmas Story on Christmas Eve that I was reminded of Ralphie as I read this tonight even if there is no BB gun.

    11. Although I know almost every thing about Christmas, I have never felt it first hand And I must say I m really unschooled about Wales But This little book, with its cadenced prose enchanted me with its music of words and powerful visualization so that I could hear distant speaking of the voices, the carol singing sea, the muffling silence of the eternal snows, and the rumbling and mumbling of aunts and uncles and their music could smell the two tongued sea and the scent of a warm crowded house in [...]

    12. I understand A Child s Christmas in Wales was first published in 1954 and a year after the author s death It was based on his childhood exploits while growing up Mr Thomas s words easily lulled the reader into an innocent past On its own, I would have given the story 3 1 2 stars but my copy was the slim hardback with pictures drawn by Trina Schart Hyman I loved her illustrations Some were in black and white, others were in color As I watched, the story took on a life of its own Cigars and elderb [...]

    13. My understanding is this is a British Christmas classic I ve been reading it to my children for several years now at Christmas time It s such a delightful story and so beautifully told If you want to re live the nostalgic Christmas past I highly recommend you read this short story.

    14. A nostalgia e lembran as da inf ncia concernentes ao natal do pequeno Dylan no come o do s culo XX , com todas suas aventuras , como cantar em frente a uma casa mal assombrada, jogar bolas de neve nos gatos, observar o carteiro desajeitado escorregando pela neve, encher a caixa de correio do sr Daniel de neve, passear pela praiatudo e isso e muito mais,contado de uma forma doce e po tica Um lindo conto de natal em forma de poesia,este pequeno tesouro deveria ao nossos filhos e amados todo ano.Um [...]

    15. Extra star added due to John Cale Google it Knowing what I do of his adult life, I really hope Thomas experienced this close holiness All I ever got was the Licking of the Lard Spoon and Hell Awaits on repeat Oh, and fucking Aerosmith tickets one year I fucking HATE Aerosmith Thanks for nothing, Ma

    16. Less a story than a series of snapshots that accumulate to present a funny, poignant and always nostalgic view of childhood Christmases, the joy is in the beautiful language, the magnificent imagery and the way that every sense is awakened Years and years ago, when I was a boy, when there were wolves in Wales, and birds the color of red flannel petticoats whisked past the harp shaped hills, when we sang and wallowed all night and day in caves that smelt like Sunday afternoons in damp front farmh [...]

    17. Dylan Thomas is a Welsh poet known for his poem, Do not go gently into that good night I am thrilled to learn he has written a prose poem about Christmas This tiny book described his experience of Christmas years and years ago, when he was a boy in Wales It contained some truly lush and beautiful lines about snow and captured the nostalgia associated with Christmas at a time when life was relatively simpler.If you love poetry, you will most certainly find this an enchanting treat In Thomas recol [...]

    18. This was a lovely book and a perfect book to read on the first day of Advent Very nostalgic, it definitely made me think of my childhood Christmases and how magical they seemed to me.

    19. An evocation of a child s Christmas in Wales within the realm of memory It is beautiful, warm, embracing, funny and seemingly filled with true glimpses of Dylan Thomas childhood It is short, but very rich and flows with rivers merging prose and poetry Lovely Highly recommended Dylan Thomas reads his own story here youtube watch v Hv4 s5 5

    20. The tiny, blue paperback version of Thomas prose poem is adorned with minimalist, pattern based woodcuts and published by New Directions It is less than eight pages of solid text and is dense and desultory enough to warrant multiple back to back readings The rapidly changing focus of the narrator is caused by his efforts to reach into a grab bag of distant childhood memories and his willingness to mix events together that may have been separated by several years The boyhood is ultimately well ca [...]

    21. From December 2013 One of the surprises that I received this year was the poetry and voice of Dylan Thomas As good as Thomas poetry is, it was his voice that has captivated me I think this voice is what most young American kids thought the British nobility sounded like This prose is a simple recollection of various memories of Thomas Christmas as a child He is able to paint a picture of the scene in your head and I found myself almost seeing my own image in the vignettes being described In all, [...]

    22. A poetic novella of Christmas reminiscences as a young boy, beautifully written and exquisitely illustrated The illustrations really lift this above the ordinary cute holiday tale.

    23. I absolutely loved this A few of my younger children were a bit lost at times with Thomas prose, but my older children enjoyed it and we LOVED the illustrations by Trina Schart Hyman, one of our favorites

    24. My mother introduced to me to this book I think she got it for herself first Her Jewish mother was born in Wales, and, even though my mother was born in Canada, I think she always felt part Welsh I liked this book when I first read it had it read to me, although not as much as my mother did I think I have liked it as an adult, after learning about Dylan Thomas s life work.

    25. A lovely little book Trina Schart Hyman s illustration captured the essence of the story I especially loved the cats peeking out in most of the pictures and the illustration of the postman With sprinkling eyes and wind cherried nose This book has convinced me that I would like to read Dylan Thomas, perhaps some of his poetry.

    26. A wonderful story of Thomas own boyhood Christmases, by turns funny and moving A prose poem, but please don t let that scare you off.Dad always read this to us at Christmastime, a tradition from when my Mom, back when she was just his girlfriend, was sick and he came over to her house and read to her to keep her mind off the flu.My own children are too young oldest is only four as of this Christmas but I inflict it on them anyway albeit with slight modifications to vocabulary and context, as wel [...]

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