The Third Gift - Linda Sue Park and Bagram Ibatoulline

A young boy follows his father from tree to tree, watching him collect tears of sap to sell at the market. Finally, the boy is allowed to collect a tear himself. Carefully, he pulls the fist-size drop of sap from the tree and carries it to the spice merchant’s shop, where three wise men are searching for a gift for a baby who has just been born. The boy’s myrrh is The Third Gift (Clarion, $16.99), the perfect complement for the wise men’s gold and frankincense. Linda Sue Park imagines another side to the Christmas story in this picture book illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline. Ages 4 and up. - Dana Chidiac
The Third Gift: A Christmas Holiday Book for Kids By Linda Sue Park, Bagram Ibatoulline (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780547201955
Availability: Backordered
Published: Clarion Books - November 15th, 2011

Buried Treasures: Uncovering Secrets of the Past - Stéphane Compoint

Explore the ancient world with BURIED TREASURES: Uncovering the Secrets of the Past (Abrams, $19.95). Photographer Stéphane Compoint traveled everywhere from the North Pole to Easter Island and from Ireland to Pakistan capturing images that reveal the past. Working with archaeologists and experts in the field, Compoint explains the way dinosaur fossils were reconstructed in Mongolia and how the eruption of a volcano preserved the entire city of Pompeii. A world map at the beginning highlights the breadth of sites Compoint visited, and an appendix gives biographies of the archaeologists that helped the photographer create this fascinating book. Ages 9 and up. – Dana Chidiac