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The Giving Tree Hardcover – 1 Oct 2003
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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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On the early morning of January 31st, while I held and kissed her gently, she left the field of battle.
This morning I re-read her gift to me and actually, Mr. Silverstein, your gift to us.
My wife Vincenza (Vincy) of almost 45 years was my giving tree.
Now as a old man I sit where she rests. I dream and remember.
As always, Richard La Bella.
I bought it for my children when they were young, but have now bought it again for them as adult parents themselves, so that they can share it with my Grandchildren/their children
It covers the story of a tree and how much it gives to help keep a boy happy from childhood to old age.
The tree is selfless and gives until there is only a stump left but still it has gifts left to give.
The boy is carefree but as he ages he becomes more interested in material things and takes all that the tree offers without a second glance back, how sad that humans can genuinely be this callous.
Are you are giver - like the tree.
Or are you are taker - like the man that the boy becomes.
There are lessons to be learned from this story.
I think it is an interesting talking point, is it suitable for Children? I'd say the ignorance of children wouldn't pull anything too sinister from its pages and they may enjoy re-reading it as a teenager and seeing a whole new perspective.
I had all my friends read it and we all had a good debate about it!
Quite poetic and it definitely stays with you.
For those who are not familiar with the book it is a lovely tale and very well illustrated. Would highly recommend this book and the seller.
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