The Giving Tree

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HarperCollins Publishers, 1994 - Children's stories - 56 pages
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The Giving Tree has been a gift tradition for graduations, weddings, baby showers, and birthdays since its publication 30 years ago. Now, this perennial bestseller, which has touched the hearts of millions of readers, is available in a special gift edition, shrinkwrapped with a blank gift card for writing a special message.

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This was a gift. The price was right, and the item was what I was looking for. It arrived in a timely manner and was in perfect condition. The receiver of the gift loved it. Read full review

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The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein; (5*) The Giving Tree is a wonderful and sad little book about a young boy who finds solace within the branches of the tree. They come to love one another over the ... Read full review

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About the author (1994)

The most popular current writer of humorous verse for children, Shel Silverstein was born in Chicago, Illinois, has been married and divorced, has one daughter, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. His career includes composing popular songs, drawing cartoons, writing many adult articles (several for Playboy), and acting. However, he is best known for his self-illustrated children's poetry. His first such book was Uncle Shelby's Story of Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back (1963), the humorous tale of a lion who turns the tables on hunters. It was followed by The Giving Tree (1964), a story of a parentlike tree that gives endlessly and is endlessly used by its son. Several other such picture books followed, including The Missing Piece (1976), about a circle that goes in search of a missing piece, and its sequel, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O (1981). However, two collections of poetry are probably his best-loved work: Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein (1974), and A Light in the Attic (1981). All of Silverstein's poetry for children employs the language play common to Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear. Silverstein is probably the best of the contemporary nonsense poets for children.

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