The Gift by Gabriela Keselman

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Mickey's birthday is coming and his parents cannot figure out what to do when he tells them that he wants something big, strong, smooth, sweet, warm, funny, and long-lasting.

About Gabriela Keselman

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Keselman was born in Buenos Aires and lived in Madrid for more than twenty years. Nowadays she divides her time between Spain and Argentina. She has published over thirty books for children in both countries. Pep Monserrat has illustrated picture book versions of such classics as "The Musicians of Bremen" and "Aladdin and the Magic Lamp". He is delighted to have this opportunity to portray the archetypal heroes and heroines of ancient Greece. For more information visit Pep's website at
Published September 1, 1999 by Kane/Miller Book Publishers. 52 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Each page has Mikie’s description on one page, his parents on the facing page, and their perception of what he wants inside a gatefold page.

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In spots, the narrative may lose readers completely (e.g., when Mikie says he wants his gift ""to last a loooong time!!"" his parents surmise, ""He wants a day that lasts as long as his bowl of soup"").

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