This is one of Ardizzone's last books, and in our mind one of his best; a gentle and beguiling memoir of a Christmas spent in Cardiff when Thomas was a child. Ardizzone's quick, sure brushwork is not only the perfect complement to a timeless classic but a wonderful evocation of a gentle and seemingly endless Christmas in a faraway land made charming and endearing through language. Praise for A Child's Christmas in Wales This is Dylan Thomas's homage to the Christmases of his boyhood, when the snow was thicker and whiter, when everything about Christmas was better than it is now. (Sound familiar? Ah, the good old days!) It's the sheer acrobatic brilliance of the language here that we most love. This is the most delicious read-aloud for having words trip off the tongue. ﾗElizabeth Blumele, Publisher's Weekly Edward Ardizzone, born in 1900 in French Indochina, became a war artist during World War II. He illustrated more than twenty children's books including classics by Dickens, Mark Twain, Dylan Thomas and Christianna Brand's Nurse Matilda series.