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The Gift of the Magi
The Gift of the Magi

The Gift of the Magi

By O. Henry, Illustrated by Sonja Danowski


32 Pages, 8.625 x 13

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $17.99 (US $17.99) (CA $19.99)

Publication Date: November 2013

ISBN 9789888240579

Rights: WOR

minedition (Nov 2013)

Price: $17.99


Della and Jim love each other very much but have no money for getting Christmas gifts for one another. But when Della decides to make a great sacrifice that will give her enough money to buy the present Jim deserves, she soon discovers that that her selfless act may have been for naught. This is a new, richly illustrated interpretation of the well-loved, poignant short story by O. Henry.


“German artist Sonja Danowski gives a faded, almost grubby-looking elegance to her artwork for O. Henry's 1906 tale of Yuletide sacrifice….Her sepia-toned illustrations set in the late 19th century suit the story exactly, evoking the poverty of the devoted young wife and …. In concert with the pictures, the arch tone and surprise ending of O. Henry's original story make for excellent delivery aloud to children age 8 and older.”—Wall Street Journal

"One of my favorite stories about love, sacrifice, and generosity is O. Henry’s The Gift of the Magi. Beautifully illustrated by Sonja Danowski, this traditional story of giving a gift to your most precious loved one... [is] filled with important messages for any time of year." —Jenny Williams,

"an elegant edition with moody illustrations reminiscent of antique sepia photographs....touching account of young love at Christmas has an enduring appeal." —Kirkus Reviews

“A classic with new, gorgeous artwork.”– New York Parenting News“Check out a new edition of "The Gift of the Magi" (Minedition, $17.99, ages 7 up), featuring evocative artwork by Sonja Danowski.”—Children’s Corner, nationally syndicated book review column“Beautifully illustrated by Sonja Danowski, this traditional story of giving a gift to your most precious loved one comes to life in muted tones and flowery script.”—“O. Henry’s ironic story of a poor but loving couple is gracefully abridged and beautifully illustrated by Danowski.”—Columbus Dispatch“A classic with new, gorgeous artwork.”—Nationally syndicated review column: Palm Beach Gardens magazine / New York Parenting

Author Biography

O. Henry was the pen name of the American writer William Sydney Porter. His short stories are known for his wit, wordplay, and twist endings. Sonja Danowski is an award-winning artist and illustrator who has had exhibits in China, Germany, Korea, Poland, and Portugal.