Synopses & Reviews
- The story is a Christmas favorite in an amazing new edition.
- O. Henry is still one of the most taught short story writers in schools.
- This isn't just a Christmas book -- all of O. Henry's stories are timeless.
- For each edition sold, Scholastic makes a donation to a literary or children's charity.
- Introduced by Pam Munoz Ryan, author of the award-winning Esperanza Rising.
A young woman makes a drastic decision -- and her husband has a Christmas surprise in return. A dying girl attaches her fate to that of a leaf. A writer sobs at the sight of a menu. A detective tracks a thief to an unexpected hideout. An unforgettable collection from a master of the short story -- where the ending is never what you expect.
Table of Contents
The Gift of the Magi -- The Last leaf -- Springtime áa la Carte -- The Purple dress -- One thousand dollars -- Transients in Arcadia -- A Chaparral prince -- The Clarion call -- The hiding of Black Bill -- A Retrieved reformation.