The Giving Tree Slipcase Mini Edition

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HarperCollins, Oct 20, 1999 - 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 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.

This miniature full-cloth, gold-stamped edition will be treasured by all ages.

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Greatest love story. - weRead
The ending of this book always makes me cry. - Goodreads
A masterful bit of story telling - weRead
A lovely portrayal of selfless, unconditional love. - Goodreads
It is very simplistic in the writing. - Goodreads
The pictures are spare and elegant. - Goodreads

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The Giving Tree was written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein almost 50 years ago. The fact that it has been translated into so many languages and continues to be read today speaks volumes about its ... Read full review

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User Review  - Maryann Hartzell-Curran - Goodreads

A simple book, a simple story, and a simple message of the power of love. Adults and children can gain wisdom from the words and the illustrations. Made me always want to hug a tree! Read full review

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About the author (1999)

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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