THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH. A FAIRY TALE OF HOME: 1846 edition, illustrated | The Cricket on the Hearth: A Fairy Tale of Home | A Christmas Memory / One Christmas / the Thanksgiving Visitor | The Tailor of Gloucester | A Christmas Memory | A Child's Christmas in Wales and Five Poems
This nostalgic recollection of Christmas past by celebrated Welsh poet Dylan Thomas evokes the beauty and tradition 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 and fun of children left to their own devices; and the sheer delight of gifts--be they Useful or Useless.
Readers will cherish this beautiful hardcover edition of the classic A Child's Christmas in WalesÂ complete with gold-foil stars, a debossed, glossy front picture, and sparkling snowflakes. Once inside, readers are rewarded with stunning, midnight-blue endpapers sprinkled with a flurry of more snowflakes. This book is a must-have gift for the season.
Brilliantly illustrated by Caldecott medalist Trina Schart Hyman with a combination of more than 40 full-color and sepia-toned images, this beautiful edition of Thomas's beloved classic will enchant readers of all ages, year after year.
An ALA Notable Book.
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