The Giving Tree 40th Anniversary Edition Book with CD

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HarperCollins, Mar 30, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 64 pages
12 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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Review: The Giving Tree

User Review  - Brandi - Goodreads

This sad story by Silverstein depicts unconditional love in a child friendly way. Children may be able to make connections to this story by writing about something they love dearly or something they ... Read full review

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User Review  - Adele Wyn Eddy - Goodreads

This is one of my favorite children's books. It is about love and sacrifice and kids love the tender meaning. 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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