The Giving Tree

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Particular Books, 2010 - Children's stories - 55 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  - Lindz2012 - LibraryThing

The Giving Tree is a lovely book; I love the hand drawing of the images in this book. The author does a beautiful job with that. Here is a classic book to have. It teaches about loving and giving love ... Read full review

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My pick for 2021 PopSugar Reading Challenge prompt #40: Your favourite prompt from a past POPSUGAR reading challenge ---2018 PopSugar Reading Challenge #33: A childhood classic you've never read Also ... 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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