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Here is O'Henry's classic tale of love and devotion in a beautiful new gift edition, superbly illustrated and packaged in an elegant ...
Here is O'Henry's classic tale of love and devotion in a beautiful new gift edition, superbly illustrated and packaged in an elegant slipcase. Full-color illustrations.
Gr 5 Up
An illustrated, unabridged version of the classic short story in which a young husband and wife each, unbeknownst to the other, gives up a most treasured possession to buy the other a wonderful gift. The gifts, of course, are useless as a result, but the couple's love is presumably all the stronger. The sepia-toned watercolors have an authentic period look; the details present in the New York City street scenes and the couple's rather shabby apartment add a strong feeling of time and place to the story. Very different in style from Lisbeth Zwerger's lovely and delicate version (S & S, 2006), this is a fine choice for libraries needing another illustrated edition of this Christmas tale.-Eva Mitnick, Los Angeles Public Library