The Third Gift by Linda Sue ParkThe Third Gift by Linda Sue Park

The Third Gift

byLinda Sue ParkIllustratorBagram Ibatoulline

Hardcover | November 15, 2011

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The three wise men, or the three kings, are familiar figures in our Christmas tradition. The Newbery medalist Linda Sue Park has taken the brief biblical references to the three as the starting point for a new story. In it we meet a boy who is learning his father's trade; a man who gathers resin from certain trees; a merchant in the marketplace; and three strangers in brightly colored robes who are shopping for a gift for a baby. Illustrated with exquisite paintings, this simple, moving tale of ordinary people involved in an extraordinary event brings new resonance to the well-known gift list of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Author's note.
Linda Sue Park received the 2002 Newbery Medal for A Single Shard . The author of historical and contemporary fiction, poetry, and picture book texts for young readers, she is now one of the most prominent and esteemed writers for young people. Ms. Park has traveled widely, both nationally and internationally, to promote her b...
Title:The Third GiftFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11.5 × 9 × 0.45 inPublished:November 15, 2011Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547201958

ISBN - 13:9780547201955


Editorial Reviews

Newbery Medalist Park's lean, well-paced story bridges the ordinary and the sacred to powerful effect."- Publishers Weekly, starred review "This gorgeous picture book sheds thoughtful light on a fascinating facet of the Christmas story."- School Library Journal "This is a beautiful book for giving and an excellent selection for sharing, both around the holidays and at any time of year." - Bulletin, starred review"