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From Shel Silverstein, New York Times bestselling author of Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic, comes a poignant picture book about love and acceptance, cherished for over fifty years. This household classic is perfect for both young readers and lifelong fans.

"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. This moving parable for all ages offers a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return.

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.

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Critical Praise

“If you’re looking for a children’s book that teaches generosity or unselfishness, most people will point you right to The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstein’s lovely story of a tree that will do anything for the boy it loves—and for good reason. This classic is always a good place to start.” —Brightly.com

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060256661
  • ISBN 10: 0060256664
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 04/15/2003
  • Pages: 64
  • List Price: 21.89 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1: JUVENILE FICTION / Classics
  • BISAC2: JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Multigenerational
  • BISAC3: JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings

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