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Boris and Stella and the Perfect Gift Hardcover – September 1, 2013

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K-Gr 3-Goldman makes O'Henry's "The Gift of the Magi" accessible to younger readers and successfully keeps the tenderness and warmth of the original short story. An Italian bear named Stella celebrates Christmas; her bear friend, Boris, from Russia, celebrates Hanukkah. Stella sells her most precious possession, a pine tree from her family farm, to buy Boris a dreidel. Meanwhile, Boris sells his childhood dreidel collection and buys a star ornament for Stella's tree. When the holiday arrives and presents are exchanged, they realize what they have done, but their love for each other helps them feel better about their decisions. The juxtaposition of the two different religions and nationalities reflects our diverse world and offers a message of acceptance. The lush watercolor illustrations depicting the holidays in a quaint town carry the same emotions of love and devotion as her text. Even the font, resembling handwriting, lends a cozy, personal touch. Perfect for one-on-one or small group read-alouds.-Maureen Wade, formerly at Los Angeles Public Libraryα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press (September 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1585368598
  • ISBN-13: 978-1585368594
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 9 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,061,395 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Every once in awhile a book comes along that reaches out and touches your soul. In Boris and Stella and the Perfect Gift, author and illustrator Dara Goldman offers a gift to children everywhere replete with a timeless message of gratitude and generosity. How appropriate for the holiday season! The brightly colored pictures are so endearing and evocative that the artwork literally competes for your attention with the very moving storyline. And yet they are woven together masterfully and delightfully. You almost can't wait to turn the page to be able to enjoy the next set of pictures.
At the heart of the story is the selflessness displayed by boyfriend and girlfriend bears Boris and Stella. It called to mind a phrase from a book I once read as a young teenager. "Life's greatest possessions, are those which when shared, multiply; those which when divided are not diminished." I think if children can learn that concept--if all humans could learn and manifest that concept, our world would be ever so much more peaceful and harmonious. This beautifully illustrated book, eloquently exemplifies that concept. Thank you Ms. Goldman for contributing to the increase of kindness and giving in the world!
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Boris and Stella and the Perfect Gift is the perfect holiday gift for children. It's rich colorful illustrations and heartwarming story will engage youngsters and encourage them to ask important questions.
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This book is so beautifully illustrated that I found myself lingering on each page. The message and story of the book are both wonderful, but what captured me most are the unexpectedly deep yet simple emotions that are powerfully and unexpectedly woven into each page.

I bought a few of the book at one time, knowing that I can give this to friends over the holidays who have kids, regardless of religion because the message so clearly is about inclusion and acceptance.
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Boris and Stella is the perfect holiday gift for any child in a multi- religious or multi-cultural family.
It is the perfect gift for any child really because this book is not really about holidays, or gifts or religion.
This is a book about Love. One of the most touching children books I have ever read, enhanced by richly
colored and drawn illustrations that often speak louder than the words on the page. This book is a keeper,
to pass down for generations to come!
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A timeless tale based on O'Henry's Gift of the Magi, adults and children will be charmed by this beautiful book. It IS the perfect holiday gift, especially for families who share religions, but also for the lesson it teaches about selflessness - sharing and caring for someone else above oneself. Dara Goldman's watercolor illustrations are works of art and her interpretation of the story will leave you inspired.
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