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The Gift of the Magi

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The Gift of the Magi

By Henry O; Lisbeth Zwerger (Illustrator)

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9781416935865, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 3, 2006

Description

One dollar and eight-seven cents is all the money Della has in the world to buy her beloved husband a Christmas present. She has nothing to sell except her only treasure -- her long, beautiful brown hair. Set in New York at the turn of the twentieth century, this classic piece of American literature tells the story of a young couple and the sacrifices each must make to buy the other a gift. Beautiful, delicate watercolors by award-winning illustrator Lisbeth Zwerger add new poignancy and charm to this simple tale about the rewards of unselfish love.



Praise For The Gift of the Magi

"[B]eautifully wrought illustrations, delicate, uncluttered, and splendidly composed."

-- New York Times Book Review



"...as sentimental as Christmas."

-- Publishers Weekly



"Lisbeth Zwerger's biting line and soft, evocative palette illuminate the characters with an aura of gaslit nobility, and burnish an antique until it shines."

-- Time