by Shel Silverstein
In celebration of its 50th anniversary, one of the most beloved children's books of all time is now available in this special edition featuring an audio CD of Shel Silverstein reading his classic tale of a boy and the tree who loves him.
"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.
The Giving Tree with CD
Publish Date: April 2004
Page Count: 64
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
Dimensions: 10.3 x 7.9 x 0.47 inches
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