The Giving TreeBook - 1964
The Giving Tree, a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein, has been a classic favorite for generations.
Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein's poignant picture book for readers of all ages has offered a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return.
Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, and of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit.
And don't miss Runny Babbit Returns, the new book from Shel Silverstein!
From Library Staff
LPL_FisherA Dec 29, 2014
The Giving Tree follows a tree who would give anything to make a young boy happy, even if it meant sacrificing itself. Just like the Giving Tree, Groot is a selfless individual who would do anything to protect those he loves
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A tree loves little boy unconditionally, even though he doesn't always return that love.
boy always goes to the giving tree and the tree gives him fruit and when he gets older he only comes to the giving tree for money and older he wants a house and even older he wants a boat and the oldest he wants a place to sits so he gets everything he wants. by michael
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