"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.
Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein’s moving parable for readers of all ages has offered an affecting interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another’s capacity to love in return.
About the Author
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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Comments about The Giving Tree:
Its a wonderful book that has a fantastic meaning to it! I have loved it since a child and still love it as an adult. I bought the book to give to my sister for her 27th birthday.
For Ages: 7 - 9 years old
For Grades: 2 - 4
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 1st October 2003
Dimensions (cm): 26.3 x 19.6 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.45