The Third Gift
From two extraordinary talents, a beautifully crafted picture book for the Christmas season.
The three wise men, or the three kings, are familiar figures in the Christmas tradition. Newbery medalist Linda Sue Park has taken the brief biblical references to the three as the starting point for a new story. In it we meet a boy who is learning his father's trade; a man who gathers resin from certain trees; a merchant in the marketplace; and three strangers in brightly colored robes who are shopping for a gift for a baby. Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline with exquisite paintings, this simple, moving tale of ordinary people involved in an extraordinary event brings new resonance to the well-known gift list of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Includes an author's note.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rwilke - LibraryThing
This is a good example of a children's picture book. Some may also say that it would fit into the folklore genre, because it is retelling of a religious story, the three magi. The story centers around ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Whisper1 - LibraryThing
The combination of this Newbery-award winning author and the incredible artistry of Ibatoulline results in a lovely story of the gift of myrrh given to baby Jesus. Through superb illustrations, we see ... Read full review