Friday, November 28, 2008

Book of the Month

"One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies."
This month we're shining a light on a wonderful new addition to our Junior Books collection: The Gift of the Magi, an Edwardian Christmas story by the celebrated American short story writer O Henry (real name William Sydney Porter) first published in 1909.

This new edition published by Walker Books is stunningly illustrated by the renowned Irish artist P.J. Lynch, bringing new charm to a classic story for both young and old. You can see a selection of Lynch's magical drawings in the book on his own website here.

The Gift of the Magi tells the tale of Della and Jim, a young couple in love but too poor to buy gifts for each other for Christmas. Have a look and get into the Christmas spirit, Edwardian-style!