The Giving Tree 40th Anniversary Edition Book with CD

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HarperCollins, Mar 30, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 64 pages
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"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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User Review  - California Mom - Target

I love this book, I loved reading it to my kids going up and enjoy it now. Was asked to gift a book to a new mother building her first nursery library and this is the only book that came to mind for ... Read full review


User Review  - Lovelight - Target

20 years ago I read this book to my daughters. They still remember it, and it's one of the BEST children's books out there!Beautiful story, and wonderful memories of sharing time with my daughters.I always give this to new parents. 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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