Day 18 is a lovely day for a beautiful book. The classic tale from O. Henry, rescripted by Michael Neugebauer, with stunning and large illustrations by Lisbeth Zwerger, here is The Gift of the Magi, 1982.

I do love this classic story from O. Henry. The way he writes is so clever, with such a unique narrative tone. You cannot help but love his characters of Della and Jim.

But most of all with this book, I love the illustrations. I’m a huge admirer of Lisbeth Zwerger’s work. They are breathtaking, soft, beautiful, captivating, and so many more adjectives.

The pairing of Zwerger and O. Henry’s touching story are a perfect match. I highly recommend hunting down this edition. Rereading The Gift of the Magi is always a good idea to set your heart right around the giving season, and Zwerger adds the touch of beauty on top.

“And here I have lamely related to you the uneventful chronicle of two foolish children in a flat who most unwisely sacrificed for each other the greatest treasures of their house.”