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Gift Of The Magi

Written by O Henry

Illustrated by P. J. Lynch

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Shortlisted for the Bisto Irish Children's Book Award 2009.


Gift Of The Magi Synopsis

Della has saved for months to buy the perfect gift for her beloved husband, Jim. But $1.87 is the miserable sum of her efforts, and it’s now Christmas Eve. There is only one thing left to do: sell her most treasured possession, her beautiful knee-length hair. But when Jim returns home he is aghast – his gift for her is the tortoiseshell combs she has coveted for so long! And to buy them he has sold his precious gold pocket-watch … for which Della has just sacrificed her hair to buy a perfect platinum chain!

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ISBN: 9781844280384
Publication date: 06/10/2008
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781844280384
Publication date: 6th October 2008
Author: O Henry
Illustrator: P. J. Lynch
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: 7+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: All Shortlists and Winners

About O Henry

O. Henry was the pen-name of William Sydney Porter. He was born on September 11, 1862, in Greensboro, North Carolina. As a child, he was always reading. He read everything from classics to dime novels. His favourite reading was One Thousand and One Nights.In 1879, he started working as a bookkeeper in his uncle's drugstore and in 1881, at the age of nineteen, he was licensed as a pharmacist. At the drugstore, he also showed off his natural artistic talents by sketching the townsfolk. Henry's most prolific writing period started in 1902, when he moved to New York City. While there, he wrote 381 short ...

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