Synopses & Reviews
This picture book version of one of the most famous Christmas stories ever written has been the most successful of Lisbeth Zwerger's books published in this country. Zwerger's simple, stark illustrations capture the human drama of O. Henry's story, in which a young husband and wife each sell a great treasure to buy the other a gift. A timeless reminder of how love matters more than any other human circumstance, this book captures the true spirit of Christmas.
It's Christmas Eve and Della has only $1.85 to buy her beloved husband a Christmas present. She has nothing to sell except her only treasure, her long, glorious hair. This warm story of love, sacrifice, and generosity is a perfect addition to any Christmas collection--for adults or children.