The Giving Tree Gift Edition

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HarperCollins, May 1, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 64 pages
2047 Reviews

"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 of this book always makes me cry. - Goodreads
I liked the squiggly artwork. - Goodreads
Review This book is simple and easy to read. - Goodreads
It is very simplistic in the writing. - Goodreads
Pretty pics, though. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Maria De - Goodreads

I have never sobbed so much while reading a book. It may only be 64 pages with big font and many pictures, but it is absolutely beautiful. The nostalgia hit me hard and I just love this book so much ... Read full review

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User Review  - Karen Dransfield - Goodreads

Another book on the "Classic Children's Book List" I'm reading. A lovely story about a tree who loves a small human and what she does to help her human as he grows up. 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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