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The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein
The Giving Tree
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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... show more
'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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780060256654 (0060256656)
ASIN: 60256656
Publisher: Harper & Row
Pages no: 64
Edition language: English
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ashleydavis
ashleydavis rated it
The Giving Tree is a story about the love between a tree and a young boy. As a child, the young boy would come to visit the tree and play around the tree. As the boy grew older, life began to really hit hard. He needed material things to survive or live the live he imagined for himself, so the tree ...
Kaytee Keefe
Kaytee Keefe rated it
5.0
I love this book and the meaning behind it. The tree gives everything that it has to a boy who spends a majority of his life unappreciative. There is a big lesson to be learned in this book, even though it’s a short and simple read. This book’s meaning goes deeper than what you see on the pages, and...
tvines2
tvines2 rated it
5.0 Review
The Giving Tree tells the story of a boy and a tree that grow old together, but as the boy grows older he becomes more needy and the tree gives him more and more. Eventually all the tree can give is a stump, but that is what the boy needs in the end. This book could be used in the classroom to begin...
Teacher Baker
Teacher Baker rated it
5.0 The Giving Tree
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein is a 2.6 on the Accelerated Reading leveling system. This story is about a tree who gives everything to a young boy anytime he asks. As a child, the boy loves to play with the tree. When the boy grows older he asks for fruit, leaves and wood as he needs to eat and...
Classroom Library
Classroom Library rated it
4.0
The Giving Tree is a type of book that will really touch your heart, well at least it touched mines. It showed me how you can outgrow things and once you outgrow them, you kind of forget how important and how much impact certain things have on you. I can use this book in my classroom to show student...
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