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The Gift of the Magi - O Henry

The Gift of the Magi

By: O Henry, Lisbeth Zwerger (Illustrator)

Hardcover Published: 3rd October 2006
ISBN: 9781416935865
Number Of Pages: 32
For Ages: 6 - 7 years old

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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.

"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 ..".as sentimental as Christmas." -- Publishers Weekly "[B]eautifully wrought illustrations, delicate, uncluttered, and splendidly composed." -- New York Times Book Review

ISBN: 9781416935865
ISBN-10: 141693586X
Audience: Children
For Ages: 6 - 7 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 3rd October 2006
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 33.02 x 20.96  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.45