Young couple prepares for Christmas Day. But with no money, how can either Della or Jim buy a proper gift for the other? The young couple possesses only two items of value: Jim's gold watch and Della's wondrous hair. Yet as Christmas Day nears, through blind generosity and love, Della and Jim become the wisest of gift givers.
This inspired adaptation breathes new life into the beloved and classic tale by prolific American writer O. Henry.
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 12.80(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 10 Years|
About the Author
William Sydney Porter, better known by his pen name O.Henry, was an American writer. O. Henry's short stories are known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization and clever twist endings.
Sonja Danowski was born in
Sonja Danowski was born in Iserlohn, Germany. She studied design in Nuremberg and since then has been working in Berlin as an illustrator. Her work focuses especially on picture books, using images to preserve human memories. Her colorful illustrations have won her many international awards, including the Golden Island Award in the Nami Island International Picture Book Illustration Concours 2015. Her first book for NorthSouth Books, Grandma Lives in a Perfume Village, was a Batchelder Honor Book.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Oh, such a luscious book. This is a treasure, a classic, a heartbreak. The tale of a poor couple who sacrifice their prized possessions to give the other a gift. Simple, beautiful, timeless. Beautiful watercolors, a meditative read.