The Gift of the Magi (Illustrated by Sonja Danowski)

The Gift of the Magi (Illustrated by Sonja Danowski)


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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 Details

ISBN-13: 9789888240579
Publisher: minedition
Publication date: 11/01/2013
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 149,783
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.

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The Gift of the Magi 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
lauraejensen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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.