The Giving Tree 40th Anniversary Edition Book with CD

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HarperCollins, Mar 30, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 64 pages

"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.

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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Beautiful Story for Everyone

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This is such a simple, beautiful story that serves to remind us all how to give and receive. Read full review

The Giving Tree [With CD]

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One of the best children's books. Great moral to the story. Makes a great gift. Through Walmart Online, it is a better deal than you can get anywhere for a new book - even cheaper than on the Walmart shelf. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Shel Silverstein is the author-artist of many beloved books of prose and poetry. He was a cartoonist, playwright, poet, performer, recording artist, and Grammy-winning, Oscar-nominated songwriter.

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