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Specifications

Dimensions (Overall): 10.1 Inches (H) x 7.8 Inches (W) x .6 Inches (D)

Weight: 1 Pounds

Number of Pages: 64

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: Classics, Nature + the Natural World / General, General

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books

Author: Shel Silverstein

Age Range: 4-8 Years

Language: English

Street Date: June 1, 1964
TCIN: 11340742
UPC: 9780060256654
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-2674
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

Description



About the Book



This story of a boy who grows to manhood, and of a tree that gives him her bounty through the years, is a moving parable about the gift of giving and the capacity to love.



Book Synopsis



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!



From the Back Cover



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
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Estimated ship dimensions: 9.25 inches length x 7.5 inches width x 0.75 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.95 pounds
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