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The Giving Tree - Silverstein

Hardcover

Published: 1st October 2003
For Ages: 7 - 9 years old
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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.

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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      5.0

      Beauitful book!

      By Megan

      from Sydney, NSW

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      • Deserves Multiple Readings

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        Comments about The Giving Tree:

        This one of my favorite books of all time, perfect for adults & young readers... Such an interesting complex message in beautiful illustrations & a simple story

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        5.0

        One of the best children's books, ever!

        By jensgoinshoppin

        from Sydney

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        • Easy To Understand
        • Inspirational
        • Relevant
        • Well Written

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          Comments about The Giving Tree:

          Gorgeous book with a lovely sentiment. Brings a tear to my eye every time I read it!!
          Highly recommend.

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          5.0

          Fantastic!

          By Mel

          from Melbourne, AU

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          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Easy To Understand
          • Inspirational
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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.

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            ISBN: 9780060256654
            ISBN-10: 0060256656
            Audience: Children
            For Ages: 7 - 9 years old
            For Grades: 2 - 4
            Format: Hardcover
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 64
            Published: 1st October 2003
            Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
            Dimensions (cm): 26.3 x 19.6  x 1.3
            Weight (kg): 0.45
            Edition Number: 1