December 3

“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 rim of the ice-edged, fish freezing waves, and I plunge my hands in the snow and bring out whatever I can find.  In goes my hand into that wool-white bell-tongued ball of holidays resting at the rim of the carol-singing sea, and out come Mrs. Prothero and the firemen.”

 

A Child’s Christmas in Wales
By Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas prepares us for his random, cluttered retelling of the idle wanderings and harmless pranks of young boys at Christmas time.  There are beautiful editions of this story by awarding winning illustrators, including Trina Schart Hyman, Chris Raschka, Ellen Raskin, and Edward Ardizzone.

 

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