Brand: HarperCollins

Product Code: 9780060256654

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Brief Description:
This is a tender story, touched with sadness, aglow with consolation. Shel Silvestein 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.


Brief Description:
A young boy grows to manhood and old age experiencing the love and generosity of a tree which gives to him without thought of return.


Marc Notes:
A young boy grows to manhood and old age experiencing the love and generosity of a tree which gives to him without thought of return.


Jacket Description/Back:

"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.



Review Quotes:
"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


Publisher Marketing:
"Once there was a little 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.


Publisher Marketing:

The Giving Tree, a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein, has been a classic favorite for generations.

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.

And don't miss Runny Babbit Returns, the new book from Shel Silverstein!



Review Citations:
  • PW Notes and Reprints 04/14/2003 pg. 73 (EAN 9780060256654, Hardcover)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2003 pg. 341 (EAN 9780060256654, Hardcover)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2003 pg. 341 (EAN 9780060256654, Hardcover)
  • Publishers Weekly 04/14/2003 (EAN 9780060256654, Hardcover)
  • People Weekly 04/15/2013 pg. 53 (EAN 9780060256654, Hardcover)
  • School Library Journal 01/01/2015 pg. 63 (EAN 9780060256654, Hardcover)
  • Ingram Children's Advance 10/01/2005 pg. 66 (EAN 9780060840983, Hardcover)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2003 pg. 341 (EAN 9780060256661, Library Binding)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2003 pg. 341 (EAN 9780060256661, Library Binding)

Contributor Bio:  Silverstein, Shel

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, as well as classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit.