The Giving Tree
HarperCollins Canada, Limited, Mar 1, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
"Once there was a little 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.
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Review: The Giving TreeUser Review - Rachel C - Goodreads
The Giving Tree is one of my very favorite children's books. This book wound be a great addition to a class text set because it teaches readers about unconditional love like the kind of love parents ... Read full review
Review: The Giving TreeUser Review - Megan Brooks - Goodreads
The Giving Tree is about a tree who loves a boy and gives the boy everything it has. The book could be used to teach children not to take advantage of thing but also change the plot. What would of happened if the boy gave back? Read full review