2012 Independent Publishers Book Award, Silver Medal
2012 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, Silver Medal
2012 Mom’s Choice Awards, Gold Medal
2011 Art Prize Top 25
The Gift, written and illustrated by award winning papercut artist, Christina Vagenius, is a children’s book created using vintage and discarded books and journals on the subjects of hope and love. The pages from these books were then hand painted and each piece of illustration meticulously hand cut, bringing together the many words and voices spoken.