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The Giving Tree
The Giving Tree
Author: 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 older h...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060256654
ISBN-10: 0060256656
Publication Date: 10/7/1964
Pages: 64
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
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  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 261 ratings
Publisher: HarperCollins
Book Type: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 3
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This is my all-time favorite childhood book!
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There are some critics who say this book is all about man (the boy) taking everything from woman (the tree). Before I heard that, I was so in love with this book! To give unconditionally is beautiful. Then I thought, I was mad at the boy for never even saying "thank you" to the tree. Now, I'm not sure what I think. But, if you want to teach your children about giving, then this is certainly a book that will teach it.
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This is such a wonderful childrens book! Very simple to read and with such a powerful message!
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This is a wonderful book!!! My daughter has read it over and over again and enjoyed it everytime!
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This is such a wonderful and special book. A true classic. A must read.
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I discovered Shel Silverstein as a preschool educator, before I had children. His poetry, the books the Giving Tree and Missing Piece are all wonderful and inspiring. I think all children should be read The Giving Tree and The Missing Piece as it provides valuable life lessons. I can't get through The Giving Tree without crying at the end!!
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this story teaches that you can take and take from someone until they have nothing left. it leaves on the note, is it right? should you take and take and take from someone until you have nothing left?

a good eye opener to teaching your kids not to be greedy.... a definite must have in your collection forever.
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One of my childhood favorites, I'm thrilled that my girls (age 4 and 6) love it as much as I do!


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