A Child's Christmas in Wales

A Child's Christmas in Wales

By:  Hyman, Trina Schart
Thomas, Dylan

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5.0 X 7.5 in
48 pg

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Literary
JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Europe

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.

Trina Schart Hyman (1934–2004) won a Caldecott Medal for St. George and the Dragon and received Caldecott Honor awards for Little Red Riding Hood, Herschel and the Hanukkah Goblins, and A Child’s Calendar. Her lavish and mischievous illustrations were influenced by her love of the pre-Raphaelites in England and classic illustrators such as Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac.


Dylan Thomas (1914–1953) is considered to be one of the greatest 20th-century poets. He is especially remembered for “Do not go gentle into that good night” and “And death shall have no dominion.” He was also a popular radio broadcaster in England, and A Child’s Christmas in Wales was written for radio.