The Giving Tree with CD
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The Giving Tree with CD

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The Giving Tree turns fifty! To celebrate the anniversary of this classic favorite by Shel Silverstein, this edition features a beautiful metallic green jacket, a commemorative gold sticker, and a CD recording of Silverstein reading The Giving Tree. Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein's poignant picture book for readers of all ages has offered a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return. Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, and of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Mixed media product | 64 pages
  • 195.58 x 261.62 x 15.24mm | 430.91g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 40th Anniversary ed.
  • w. numerous col. ill.
  • 0060586753
  • 9780060586751
  • 91,157

Review quote

If you re looking for a children s book that teaches generosity or unselfishness, most people will point you right to The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstein s lovely story of a tree that will do anything for the boy it loves and for good reason. This classic is always a good place to start. --Brightly.com"show more

Back cover copy

"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.show more

Review Text

"If you're looking for a children's book that teaches generosity or unselfishness, most people will point you right to The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstein's lovely story of a tree that will do anything for the boy it loves-and for good reason. This classic is always a good place to start." Brightly.comshow more

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685,786 ratings
4.37 out of 5 stars
5 60% (414,485)
4 24% (163,096)
3 11% (73,989)
2 3% (19,672)
1 2% (14,544)
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