The Giving Tree: 40th Anniversary

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The Giving Tree: 40th Anniversary

Format:  Hardcover,

64 pages

Edition: Anniversary

Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books

Publish Date: Apr 2004

ISBN-13: 9780060586751

ISBN-10: 0060586753

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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.

Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein's moving parable for readers of all ages has offered an affecting interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return.

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Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books
Publish Date: Apr 2004
ISBN-13: 9780060586751
ISBN-10: 0060586753
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 64
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.75 x 10.0 x 0.75
Walmart No.: 060586753

About the author

Biography of Silverstein, Shel

The most popular current writer of humorous verse for children, Silverstein was born in Chicago, Illinois, has been married and divorced, has one daughter, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. His career includes composing popular songs, drawing cartoons, writing many adult articles (several for Playboy), and acting. However, he is best known for his self-illustrated children's poetry. His first such book was Uncle Shelby's Story of Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back (1963), the humorous tale of a lion who turns the tables on hunters.

It was followed by The Giving Tree (1964), a story of a parentlike tree that gives endlessly and is endlessly used by its son. Several other such picture books followed, including The Missing Piece (1976), about a circle that goes in search of a missing piece, and its sequel, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O (1981). However, two collections of poetry are probably his best-loved work: Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein (1974), and A Light in the Attic (1981). All of Silverstein's poetry for children employs the language play common to Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear. Silverstein is probably the best of the contemporary nonsense poets for children.

Book description

"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.

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5★ by 6reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by The Giving Tree [With CD] 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. 04/23/2011
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Best childhood story ever! One of my childhood favorites and my daughter loves this book as well! Teaches kids the value of things and to appreciate others' generosity. 11/15/2013
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Beautiful Story for Everyone This is such a simple, beautiful story that serves to remind us all how to give and receive. 12/27/2011
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Must read book Reminds me and helps me teach my kids what sharing is. 08/09/2012
Rated 5 out of 5★ by valuable moral lesson for any age Great author. Great story. 09/26/2010
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