The Giving Tree
'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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Review: The Giving TreeUser Review - Analiese Claire - Goodreads
We can only give so much of ourselves. 3 Read full review
Review: The Giving TreeUser Review - Claire Slavovsky - Goodreads
This book is the worst. If the tree really loved the boy, she would tell him to get a job, or at least teach him to plant trees. Read full review