The Gift of the Magi

A beautiful Christmas classic illustrated with fresh whimsy. 

The Gift of the Magi

© Lisbeth Zwerger

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.

The Gift of the Magi

© Lisbeth Zwerger

“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. 
The Gift of the Magi

© Lisbeth Zwerger

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About Rebecca Finch

I'm a stay at home / work from home wife and mommy. When I can squeeze it in, I paint in oils, illustrate for fun, meet graphic design deadlines, do photography sessions, and play the harp in church and for weddings, concerts and banquets. I'm thankful everyday for God's gift of experiencing and creating art in everyday life and I enjoy bringing it to others. Beautify your life! View all posts by Rebecca Finch

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