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The Giving Tree Once there was a treeand she loved a little boy So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel SilversteinEvery day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunkand the tree was happy But as the boy grew older he began to want from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gaveThis 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


About the Author: Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein was the author artist of many beloved books of prose and poetry He was a cartoonist, playwright, poet, performer, recording artist, and Grammy winning, Oscar nominated songwriter.



10 thoughts on “The Giving Tree

  1. says:

    HEY, KIDS AND SHEL SILVERSTEIN FANS COME OVER HERE AND READ THIS Okay, this some motherfuckin fucked up shit right here The Giving Tree is the straight up wack story of how this selfish little ass faced prick kicks it with this full on saintly tree Ever thin fine for a while, y all, with the lil prick all gettin up in there an sayin to the tree, Yeah, you know you mah bitch, but then all of a sudden, this jumped up prick go through puberty, get his chia on or some such shit, and so he HEY, KIDS AN


  2. says:

    I recently read this book to my little boy It s not the first time I ve read it It s probably not even the tenth time But it s the first time I ve read the book in a decade, and given the fact that my memory is like a cheese grater, I like to think I got a pretty fresh experience The result is this I honestly don t know how I feel about this book Even if you haven t read the story, you probably know the gist of it A tree loves a young boy and gives away pieces of itself to the boy to make I recently read


  3. says:

    I know that many people have a sentimental love for this book, and I respect that you can t rationalize emotional connection And generally, I like this author But with this book, since it inspired no real emotional response in me, I am left with only the rational perspective, which in me was this This book troubles me deeply, because it enshrines self destructive and self pitying martyrdom as the paragon of love for others And I think there is already far too much of this in our society I know that many people


  4. says:

    Co dependent tree needs to set some fucking boundaries.


  5. says:

    Scrolling down, it seems several reviewers resent this book s apparently heavy handed message about selfishness selflessness I can totally understand why they find it upsetting or sappy Overbearing, even But I don t agree.Some fascinating theories have been put forth about The Giving Tree. It s deceptively simple on its surface, yes But if this were truly just some hard and fast hippie dippy morality tale, would its two main characters living natural tree, growing human boy and their relat Scrolling down, it seems several re


  6. says:

    Yes, the boy is a selfish bastard, who doesn t deserve the love and generosity he gets time and again Anyone who read this book as a child is well aware of this fact.Nonetheless, I m shocked to see how many disliked it My only thought is that many readers allow their hatred for the boy to be confused with hatred for the book Does the book condone the boy s behavior, or simply seek to tell a narrative Does the quality of a book suffer when the moral quality of its characters flags It is the j Yes, the boy is a selfish bastard, who d


  7. says:

    Please visit our blog at www.twogalsandabook.com to see this and other reviews The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein is a must read for children It s a story that can bring tears to your eyes Children can learn about the importance of caring, giving, and how we should treat others This essential and childhood favorite still remains a part of our home library 5 Please visit our blog at www.twogalsandabook.com to see this and other reviews The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein is a must read for children It s a story that can bring tears to you


  8. says:

    So it is Christmas time, and my wife likes to have all of us my wife and I, and our three years old twins do a different event each night during Advent as a family I like this practice it is little things like this that keep our family strong Tonight s event was reading Christmas themed books.We decided to read THE GIVING TREE as well as three other Christmas books Had I foreseen what was about to transpire I would have omitted THE GIVING TREE from my selection.Allow me to replay said event So it is Christmas time, and my wife likes to have all


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  10. says:

    The Giving Tree will rip your heart out in 621 words.We all know and love Shel Silverstein for his whimsical poems, but The Giving Tree is both one of the saddest and most hopeful stories ever told Pure and utter genius, this one is.


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