The Gift Of The Magi by O. HenryThe Gift Of The Magi by O. Henry

The Gift Of The Magi

byO. HenryIllustratorP.j. Lynch

Picture Books | September 9, 2008

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O. Henry's classic tale of the wisest gifts of Christmas, brought to life by P.J. Lynch's extraordinary art, is itself a gift to share and treasure.

In a shabby New York flat, Della sobs as she counts the few coins she has saved to buy a Christmas present for her husband, Jim. A gift worthy of her devotion will require a great sacrifice: selling her long, beautiful hair. Jim, meanwhile, has made a sacrifice for Della that is no less difficult. As they exchange gifts on Christmas Eve, the discovery of what each has done fills them with despair, until they realize that the true gifts of Christmas can be found more readily in their humble apartment than in any fine store. O. Henry paints a masterly portrait of unfaltering love, a haven from the harsh world outside. The poignancy of his story is captured in P.J. Lynch's eloquent art, wherein every glance, every gesture, tells a subtle truth.
O. Henry, aka William Sydney Porter, was born in North Carolina in 1862. A master of the short story, he wrote hundreds of tales whose wry humor and plot twists, often amusing or ironic, have earned him a place as one of the best-loved American writers. He died in 1910 at the age of forty-seven.P.J. Lynch is the celebrated illustrator ...
Title:The Gift Of The MagiFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:40 pages, 9.38 × 7.81 × 0.43 inPublished:September 9, 2008Publisher:Candlewick PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0763635308

ISBN - 13:9780763635305


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Timeless classic! Should be read by everyone at least once! Timeless short story by O. Henry about sacrifice, love and the power of giving. Great read-aloud Christmas book. I think this book would make a perfect present too. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Short Story Had to read this story for a course in high school many moons ago. This story is fantastic!! Though I had to read it for school, I would definitely pick this up/re-read it on my own time. If you're not a fan of short stories, give this one a chance (I loved the ending). #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-10