A beautiful Christmas classic illustrated with fresh whimsy.
I just had to share this book and illustrator before Christmas came and left. Lisbeth Zwerger is one of my favorite illustrators. She has a very old fashioned feel to her illustrations with toned backgrounds and stray sketched lines, however the composition (how the image is laid out and cropped, centered or off-centered, etc.) is very unusual and intriguing.
“One dollar and eighty-seven cents is all the money Della has in the world to buy her beloved husband a Christmas present. She has nothing to sell except her only treasure — her long, beautiful brown hair.
Set in New York at the turn of the twentieth century, this classic piece of American literature tells the story of a young couple and the sacrifices each must make to buy the other a gift.
Beautiful, delicate watercolors by award-winning illustrator Lisbeth Zwerger add new poignancy and charm to this simple tale about the rewards of unselfish love.”
If you want to buy a children’s book this Christmas, make it this one. It will warm your heart.
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