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The Giving Tree with CD

illustrated by Shel Silverstein

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About the Book

The Giving Tree turns fifty! To celebrate the anniversary of this classic favorite by Shel Silverstein, this edition features a beautiful metallic green jacket, a commemorative gold sticker, and a CD recording of Silverstein reading The Giving Tree.

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, coming in fall 2017!

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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: 9780060586751
  • ISBN 10: 0060586753
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 02/18/2014
  • Pages: 64
  • List Price: 24.99 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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