The Gift of the Magi (Hardcover)
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 9781416935865, 32pp.
Publication Date: October 3, 2006
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."