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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 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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is the story of a boy that goes through life using all the benefits of a tree (that no doubt is a "mother" figure) who gives exhaustively at the expense of her own... Read morePublished 12 hours ago by C.LION
I love to read, and I'm trying to pass that on to my grandkids. I bought this book for my granddaughter, and had to read it again before I gave it to her. Read morePublished 13 hours ago by Howard Tuckey
I was disappointed in the book. I really did not think it was appropriate for children. Too sad.Published 1 day ago by Diana Rizzolo
Easy read, but a potentially confusing message. Is it sacrifice for someone you love on part of the tree or selfishness on part of the boy?Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer