The Giving Tree

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Particular Books, 2010 - Children's stories - 64 pages
Once there was a little tree and she loved a little boy. So begins a story of unforgettable perception, written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein. This is a tender story, touched with sadness, aglow with consolation.

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User Review  - Sakidra - LibraryThing

This book is very touching and you could feel the connection between the boy and the tree. This book shows a true bond. The tree is always there for the boy even once he is grown and old. The tree gives it's last to see the boy happy. Read full review

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User Review  - Galiana.Carranza - LibraryThing

This book can teach children about being selfless, and about being kind. They can learn to always give without expecting anything back. I love this book because its about giving and wanting nothing in return but love. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Shel Silverstein's very first children's book Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back was published in 1963, and followed the next year by two other books. The first of those, The Giving Tree, is a moving story about the love of a tree for a boy; it took four years before Harper Children's books decided to publish it. Shel returned to humour that same year with A Giraffe and a Half. His first collection of poems and drawings, Where the Sidewalk Ends, appeared in 1974, and his second, A Light in the Attic, in 1981. When he was a G.I. in Japan and Korea in the 1950, he learned to play the guitar and to write songs, including 'A Boy Named Sue' for Johnny Cash. In 1984, Silverstein won a Grammy Award for Best Children's Album for Where the Sidewalk Ends - 'recited, sung and shouted' by the author. He was also an accomplished playwright, including the 1981 hit, 'The Lady or the Tiger Show.' The last book to be published before he died in 1999, was Falling Up (1996).

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