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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 olde...
Publish Date
2004-03-01T00:00:00.000Z
2004-03-01T00:00:00.000Z
First Published in 1964
Goodreads rating
4.36
ISBN
9780060284510
Recommendations
7
Recommendations
2016-08-13T23:59:15.000Z
Not that u asked but these r probably the 3 books that shaped me the most (plus The Giving Tree)      source
2019-07-25T16:08:05.000Z
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
2022-10-15T06:37:22.000Z
@MathDocMom @sweatystartup Incredible book      source
2019-08-25T21:38:31.000Z
@albertwenger The Giving Tree      source
2020-05-20T15:53:29.000Z
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
2020-01-10T19:11:57.000Z
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
2022-05-06T12:51:52.000Z
I have ALWAYS felt this way about THE GIVING TREE. Awful book. "The tree is perfectly happy to destroy herself under the guise of 'love' for the boy. That’s not love; it’s abuse."      source