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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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Miss Rodgers' Riveting Reads
Miss Rodgers' Riveting Reads rated it
5.0 This book was my childhood. Period.
Honestly I feel unworthy to even give this book a review because I feel it is a blanket understanding that this book is the greatest book ever written. Ever. How one book can move even the most stubborn hearts and oldest souls, as well and melt the hearts of the young who it was written for I have n...
Mel1212
Mel1212 rated it
Brief Review: The giving tree is about a young boy and a tree. The young boy played with the tree growing up and the tree would do anything to make the boy happy, till the very end where she has no more left to offer the boy but the sat with the tree and the tree was happy. Idea of how it can be use...
Story of My Life
Story of My Life rated it
5.0
The tree loves the boy and will do anything (and GIVE anything) to make him happy. But what happens when there is nothing left to give? After giving all she has, the only thing the tree has to offer is her stump to use as a seat. In the end, both the tree and the boy are content with being in each o...
Books for Future K-6 Students
Books for Future K-6 Students rated it
5.0 The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein is a level N on the Fountas and Pinnell reading level scale. The Giving Tree is a book about a tree who loves this boy. The boy loves the tree too, and he loves to play with the tree. However, the boy starts to grow up, and he doesn't come around and play with the...
Miss McKinley's Favorites
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5.0 The Giving Tree
The Giving Tree is about a boy who becomes best friends with a tree, but the tree will always be happy as long as the boy is happy. The boy asks the tree for certain things, and as long as the tree has what he needs, he will lend it to the boy. As the boy gets older, he spends less and less time wit...
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