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A Child's Christmas in Wales

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Myrrhcy · 14/12/2007 10:59

Has anyone or their dc got this book?

Is it suitable for a 6 year old (good reader) whose favourite Christmas book is 'Lucy & Tom'?

And what about 'The Night Before Christmas'? Which is the best edition?

TIA (am rushing to order presents from amazon)

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OrmIrian · 14/12/2007 11:03

Childs christmas in Wales is magical. My 8yr old DD read it recently. I would think that it would go down well... and if it's too old for him/her it won't be in a few years.

Know nothing about Night Before Christmas I'm afraid.

Myrrhcy · 14/12/2007 11:08

Thanks Orm - magical is exactly the right word for the type of book she wants! I will order it then.

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Myrrhcy · 14/12/2007 12:25

Any recommendations for 'The Night before Christmas', or any other stories?

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MerryAnnSinglemas · 14/12/2007 12:30

I absolutely love A Child's Christmas in Wales - I had a lovely tiny paperback with beautiful woodcuts - bought it last Christmas for ds who was 9 (Edward Ardizzone illustrations) and he has just read it again - I think it'd be very suitable for 6 yr old. I love it so much that I used a snippet from it to base my Christmas card on one year - I illustrated the bit where they go down to the sea.

MerryAnnSinglemas · 14/12/2007 12:31

Do you mean 'twas the night before Christmas and all through the house nobody stirred, not even a mouse ?...

Myrrhcy · 14/12/2007 12:38

Yes, the Clement Moore Clark one.

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cadeLaideInAManger · 14/12/2007 12:41
cadeLaideInAManger · 14/12/2007 12:42

best one by far, highly recommended

MerryAnnSinglemas · 14/12/2007 12:44

that looks nice - ds's class sang it last night at their Christmas concert.

Myrrhcy · 14/12/2007 15:02

Cadelaide, many thanks.

Unfortunately amazan can't deliver in time for Christmas but I will look out for that edition in the bookshop.

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cadeLaideInAManger · 14/12/2007 16:27

Myrrhcy...great name btw

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