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The Giving Tree

Shel Silverstein

"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 old...
Publish Date
March 1
First Published in 1964
Goodreads rating
Aug 13, 2016
Not that u asked but these r probably the 3 books that shaped me the most (plus The Giving Tree)      source
Jul 25, 2019
Read The Giving Tree to @OlympiaOhanian the other night for bed-time. I love how contentious the book is... who thinks the tree is too self-less/self-destructive? Nevertheless, definitely choked up by the end of it... WHY?      source
Aug 25, 2019
@albertwenger The Giving Tree      source
May 20, 2020
Just read The Giving Tree to my 2 month old daughter and that 20 page children's book shook me harder than any book I've ever read.      source
Jan 10, 2020
I got to spend lunch with this wonderful group of 5 yr olds reading The Giving Tree by Shell Silverstein. Great book and good lesson about the value of friendship! (note, I have permission to post this).      source