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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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Ms. Morris' Classroom Library
Ms. Morris' Classroom Library rated it
5.0 The Giving Tree
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein is about a boy who visits a tree everyday. There the boy would 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. This is a sweet stor...
Ms. Banks' Blissful Books
Ms. Banks' Blissful Books rated it
5.0 The Giving Tree
The Giving Tree is a tale of unconditional love. The boy takes and takes from the tree without ever saying thank you, but the tree never seems to mind and is always willing to give more without a second thought. This book can help children of all ages understand the importance of being thankful and ...
Amillio Farrington's collection of books
Amillio Farrington's collection of books rated it
5.0
One of my top five elementary books as a child and as an adult. This incredible book symbolizes caring, sharing, and giving. It is centered around personification as the tree is seen with human characteristics. The beginning of the book the tree is happy to give and show love to the boy. At the end ...
JessicaCRoberts
JessicaCRoberts rated it
4.5 Every Day
Review: In this incredible story, everyday a little boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, climb her branches, and even take a nap under her shade. As the years go by the little boy comes by less often but each time he does come back he makes request. Each time he made a request she gave him ...
Miss Osi's Favorite Books
Miss Osi's Favorite Books rated it
4.5 The Giving Tree Review
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, is a book that teaches about giving. In the book, in order to make a small boy happy, a tree gives all it has to the boy throughout all the stages of his life. I would use this book In my classroom when I'm teaching my students about giving and the importance of ...
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