The Giving Tree 40th Anniversary Edition Book with CD

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HarperCollins, Mar 30, 2004 - 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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User Review  - Kristen - Goodreads

I was first introduced to this book in my University Literacy class and fell in love with it. The story consistently takes you on an unexpected a journey between a boy and a trees relationship. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ash - Goodreads

It's a story about an apple tree who keeps on giving and giving to a boy even long after there is nothing more for the tree to give. The tree takes comfort in giving and not ever expecting anything in ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

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

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