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A Child's Christmas in Wales
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Holiday House
Publication date July 1, 1985
Binding School and Library
Book category Juvenile Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780823405657
ISBN-10 0823405656
Dimensions 0.50 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $16.95
Other format details juvenile
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The nostalgic reminiscences of the Welsh poet about a childhood Christmas capture the joy, wonder, and magic of the holiday season
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Dylan Thomas's holiday classic, lavishly illustrated by multiple Caldecott Medalist Trina Schart Hyman, is now available in a gift edition for a new generation of readers. This nostalgic recollection of Christmas past by celebrated Welsh poet Dylan Thomas evokes the beauty of the season at every turn: the warmth of a family gathering; the loveliness of a mistletoe-decked home; the predictability of cats by the fire; the mischief of children left to their own devices; and the sheer delight of gifts?be they Useful or Useless. Readers will cherish this beautiful new edition of the classic A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES complete with gold-foil, a glossy front picture, and sparkling snowflakes. Once inside, readers are rewarded with stunning midnight-blue endpapers sprinkled with a flurry of more snowflakes, making this book the must-have gift item of the season. Brilliantly illustrated by Caldecott medalist Trina Schart Hyman, this beautiful edition of Thomas's beloved classic will enchant readers of all ages, year after year.

Editions
Hardcover
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With Fritz Eichenberg | from New Directions (October 1, 1995); titled "A Child's Christmas in Wales"
9780811213080 | details & prices | 4.75 × 7.25 × 0.25 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $10.95
About: A holiday classic captures a child's-eye-view and adult's warm remembrances of the holiday season landscape, portraying a time of gift giving, good things to eat, and newly fallen snow.
With Edward Ardizzone (other contributor) | New edition from Orion Pub Co (September 30, 1993); titled "A Child's Christmas in Wales"
9781858810119 | details & prices | 48 pages | 4.00 × 5.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.15 lbs | List price $8.50
About: This miniature edition is a celebration of the author's childhood and Christmas in a small Welsh town.
With Fritz Eichenberg (other contributor) | Min edition from Running Pr Book Pub (September 1, 1993); titled "A Child's Christmas in Wales"
9781561383061 | details & prices | 3.00 × 3.50 × 0.25 in. | 0.10 lbs | List price $4.95
About: Poetic remembrances of Christmases past are illustrated with the classic woodblock engravings of Fritz Eichenberg in this new edition of the enchanting holiday tale.
With Fritz Eichenberg | from New Directions (November 1, 1990)
9780811211543 | details & prices | 11.00 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.90 lbs | List price $14.95
About: A Welsh poet recalls the celebration of Christmas with his family and the feelings it evoked in him as a child.
With Edward Ardizzone (other contributor) | from David R Godine Pub (October 1, 1980); titled "A Child's Christmas in Wales"
9780879233396 | details & prices | 45 pages | 7.75 × 9.50 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.80 lbs | List price $16.95
About: A Welsh poet recalls the celebration of Christmas in Wales and the feelings it evoked in him as a child.
Paperback
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New edition from New Directions (October 4, 2016); titled "A Child's Christmas in Wales"
9780811226226 | details & prices | 48 pages | List price $9.95
About: The classic Christmas tale, with beautiful new illustrations This gem of lyric prose has enchanted both young and old for over half a century and is now a modern classic.
from New Directions (November 30, 2007); titled "Child's Christmas in Wales"
9780811217316 | details & prices | 64 pages | 5.25 × 5.25 × 0.25 in. | 0.10 lbs | List price $9.95
About: In print for fifty years, this gem of lyric prose has enchanted both young and old from its very first edition.
With Ellen Raskin (other contributor) | Gift edition from New Directions (November 1, 2003); titled "Child's Christmas in Wales"
9780811215602 | details & prices | 32 pages | 5.50 × 5.25 × 0.25 in. | 0.10 lbs | List price $8.00
About: A Welsh poet recalls the celebration of Christmas in Wales and the feelings it evoked in him as a child.
Ppk edition from New Directions (April 1, 1996); titled "A Child's Christmas in Wales"
9780811213158 | details & prices | List price $109.50
With Fritz Eichenberg (other contributor) | from New Directions (November 1, 1995); titled "A Child's Christmas in Wales"
9780811213097 | details & prices | 64 pages | 4.50 × 7.00 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.15 lbs | List price $10.95
About: A Welsh poet recalls the celebration of Christmas with his family and the feelings it evoked in him as a child.
Reprint edition from David R Godine Pub (September 1, 1984); titled "A Child's Christmas in Wales"
9780879235291 | details & prices | 7.50 × 9.50 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.35 lbs | List price $9.95
About: A Welsh poet recalls the celebration of Christmas in Wales and the feelings it evoked in him as a child.
Gift edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (June 1, 1959)
9780811202039 | details & prices | 5.75 × 5.50 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.10 lbs | List price $4.95
About: A Welsh poet recalls the celebration of Christmas in Wales and the feelings it evoked in him as a child.
School and Library
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With Christopher Raschka (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Candlewick Pr (September 24, 2013); titled "A Child's Christmas in Wales"
9780763666958 | details & prices | 16 pages | 6.25 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels Preschool | 0.56 lbs | List price $9.99
About: Fifty years after its first publication in book form, Dylan Thomas's timeless prose poem is echoed by the rolling, evocative images of Caldecott Honor artist Chris Raschka — a beautiful gift for book lovers.
With Christopher Raschka (other contributor) | from Candlewick Pr (October 30, 2004); titled "A Child's Christmas in Wales"
9780763621612 | details & prices | 48 pages | 10.50 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.95 lbs | List price $17.99
About: The Welsh poet Dylan Thomas recalls the celebration of Christmas with his family and the feelings it evoked in him as a child.
The price comparison is for this edition
With Trina Schart Hyman | from Holiday House (July 1, 1985); titled "A Child's Christmas in Wales"
9780823405657 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.60 lbs | List price $16.95
About: A Welsh poet recalls the celebration of Christmas in Wales and the feelings it evoked in him as a child.

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