The Giving Tree Gift Edition

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HarperCollins, May 1, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 64 pages
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"Once there was a tree . . . and she loved a little boy." So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein.

Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk . . . and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave.

This is a tender story, touched with sadness, aglow with consolation. Shel Silverstein has created a moving parable for readers of all ages that offers an affecting interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return.

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A lovely portrayal of selfless, unconditional love. - Goodreads
The ending was disappointing. - Goodreads
I liked the squiggly artwork. - Goodreads
The pictures are spare and elegant. - Goodreads
It is very simplistic in the writing. - Goodreads
The Giving Tree is a love story. - Goodreads

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One of the first books I read as a child, it taught me about sharing, giving back and the importance of the environment. It is a moving depiction of what true friendship and love should (and should not) look like. Definitely recommended as a good read for/with a child. Read full review

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I don't have to say anything. You can't say this book isn't good. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Shel Silverstein is the author-artist of many books of prose and poetry. He was a cartoonist, playwright, poet, performer, recording artist, and Grammy-winning, Oscar-nominated songwriter. He wrote this yook especially for bou.

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