The Giving Tree

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A classic book about giving and love that usually makes me tear up when I read it. Great illustrations by Shel Silverstein as well. Love this book.


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  • Maya-Gabrielle

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    A classic book about giving and love that usually makes me tear up when I read it. Great illustrations by Shel Silverstein as well. Love this book.

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  • ttownqt

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    this was one of my very favorite books as a kid. it kinda breaks your heart...but in a good way.

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    • JustEliana
      I love this book and I miss Shel Silverstein

  • perlanegra

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    The most beautiful children storybook ever and it still makes me cry today. The Giving Tree is a tale about a relationship between a young boy and a tree in a forest. The tree always provides the boy with what he wants: branches on which to swing, shade in which to sit, apples to eat, branches with which to build a home. As the boy grows older he requires more and more of the tree. The tree loves the boy very much and gives him anything he asks for. In the ultimate act of self-sacrifice, the tree lets the boy cut her down so the boy can build a boat in which he can sail. The boy leaves the tree, now a stump. Many years later, the boy, now an old man, returns and the tree says, "I have nothing left to give you." The boy replies, " I do not need much now, just a quiet place to sit and rest." The tree then says, "Good! A tree stump is a great place to do just that! Come boy, sit down and be happy." The boy obliged and the tree was happy.

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    • chad
      agreed! This was my favorite, as a kid!
    • Three
      I didn't read it until last year, it's devastatingly good.

  • StephanieSteinman

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    Shel Silverstein will steal your heart with this selfless tale of love. Every child should read this book!

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