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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.


10 thoughts on “The Third Gift

  1. says:

    What do you get when you combine a Newbery winning author and a fabulous illustrator You get a book like this one The story is told beautifully in just the right amount of words and illustrations that put you, the reader, into the background of the story I felt almost like I was there watching the young boy and his father harvest tree resin I remember the first time I heard the story of the wise men, I, like many others, had no idea what frankincense and myrrh were Gold is pretty self expla What do you get when you combine a Newbery winning author and a fabulous illustrator You get a book like this one The story is told beautifully in just the right amount of words and illustrations that put you, the reader, into the background of the story I felt almost like I was there watching the young boy and his father harvest tree resin I remember the first time I heard the story of the wise men, I, like many others, had no idea what frankincense and myrrh were Go...


  2. says:

    I never really knew what myrrh was or where it came from until I read this book In this story a young boy accompanies his father as he harvests tears pearls of sap that seep out of a cut in a tree to sell in the market Of course, Christians associate myrrh with the birth of the baby Jesus and the three wise men, and here we see father and son selling their best and largest tears to three men who are going to give them as gifts to a baby This the boy does not understand, as myrrh is tradit I never really knew what myrrh was or where it came from until I read this book In this story a young boy accompanies his father as he harvests tears pearls of sap that seep out of a cut in a tree to sell in the market Of course, Christians associate myrrh with the birth of the baby Jesus and the three wise men, and here we see father and son selling their best...


  3. says:

    A boy helps his father harvest tears drops of myrrh that seep from trees, used for medicines and funerals He and his father sell the boy s large, prized tear to a spice merchant, who sells it in turn to three magi, who want to give it to a baby as a gift As the men mount their camels and leave, the boy is left wondering about the baby who is about to receive such a strange gift Readers unfamiliar with the nativity story may not understand the Biblical connections, but an...


  4. says:

    I believe this was featured in PW, which is how It ended up in my TBR The illustrations are wonderful, completely invoking the desert atmosphere and the historical period While this is not strictly religious the text is told from the perspective of a young boy who obviously has no context of what is occurring , it is clear that this is a story that is a small part of the larger Nativity story The author s note at the back of the book shines ascholarly light on the book I was definitel I believe this was featured in PW, which is how It ended up in my TBR The illustrations are wonderful, completely invoking the desert atmosphere and the historical period While this is not strictly religious the text is told from the perspective of a young boy who obviously has no context of what is occurring , it is clear that this is a story that is a small pa...


  5. says:

    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 a young man and his father as they scour the land in search of the solidified tears of sap, which when carefully cultivated results in the precious medicinal myrrh The sap like substance, which has a unique sweet and smoky aroma, has a wide rang...


  6. says:

    this tells you how jaded I amThis is an easy picture bookMeant to be read to small children sitting on your lap, at bedtime, storytime Whatever In it, a little boy is harvesting myrrh to sell to the merchants So, he comes across this gigantic tear of myrrh, like the tree is crying sap It s like the size of his palm Turning the page, I m expecting some bully to come and rip it out of his hands and push him into the dirt Or, that his father is kill...


  7. says:

    A young boy is learning his father s trade..collecting the sap from special trees The sap comes out in a tear shape, allowed to dry, collected by father and son, and then sold They are used to make medicine, flavor wine, soothe rashes and used to anoint dead bodies When you smell the tears at a funeral, you know that person was treasured.The boy collects a very large tear which is then taken to the spice merchant Three men are there to purchase tears to be given as a gift to a baby..very str A young boy is learning his father s trade..collecting the sap from special trees The sap comes out in a tear shape, allowed to dry, collected by father and son, and then sold They are used to make medicine, flavor wine, soothe rashes and...


  8. says:

    how a boy wonders what three wise men are doing when they say that they need his tear to give it to a baby and how he wonders who that special baby is.


  9. says:

    A great book on the 3 gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh carried to baby Jesus The story is told by a young boy whose father collects tree resin pearls or tears and sells them in the marketplace He is one of the craftier collecto...


  10. says:

    I love thinking about the roles of ordinary people in history s great events History is happening all around us every day, and stories can help remind us that we are as much a part of it as those whose names dominate the headlines The Third Gift, from the Author s Note A Newbery Medal can do wonders for an author s reputation, raising awareness of and expectations for his or her writing many years after the arrival of the Newbery winning work Linda Sue Park has never coasted on the moment I love thinking about the roles of ordinary people in history...


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