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The Giving Tree

When he comes home from kinder, the most I normally get from my youngest is a grunt.

So when this time he turns round and starts talking about 'The Giving Tree' which they had been reading this week - I knew it was a book worthy of my attention.

It didn't disappoint.  What a great story, beautifully told and illustrated.  The simple black and white pencil drawings on each page guide us through the story and the lifespan of the tree and the boy.

The nature of love is gently explored as the tree continues to give, expecting nothing in return - and the boy turned man continues to take.  Reactions to this are various, but that is where Shel Silverstein has become the author he is today - by pushing at the boundaries of traditional children's literature.

Exploring themes of nature and love - or just simply an enjoyable tale - this has become a firm favourite in my book corner.

See below for the animated version of The Giving Tree, 1973, with the voice of Shel Silverstein himself.

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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.

This is a tender story, touched with sadness, aglow with consolation. Shel Silverstein has created a moving parable for readers of all ages that offers an affecting interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another’s capacity to love in return.

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Pages
64
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978-0060256654

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