The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  

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September 2010 Guest Editor Simon Bartram: 'The Giving Tree' is a simple and beautiful book. It tells the tale of the long relationship between a boy and a tree. In the beginning the boy's youthful exuberance is matched by the luscious tree that offers itself up as a wonderful playground, perfect for climbing, swinging and exploring. As the boy grows up however, the tree begins to help him in other ways and their lives remain entwined until time catches up with both of them. This is a charming tale about unconditional friendship and growing old. Shel Silverstein's simple black and white illustrations tell the story perfectly.

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The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Once there was a little 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 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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Shel Silverstein is the author of The Giving Tree.

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Format

Hardback
64 pages
Interest Age: From 3

Author

Shel Silverstein
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Publisher

Particular Books

Publication date

2nd December 2010

ISBN

9781846143830

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