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"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.
Definitely not for kids under 30. The depth of meaning in this illustrated book is well beyond most people's expectation for any child's reading. Very pleased with purchase. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Moca
This was my favourite book growing up. I wish they did not put the author's picture on the back cover though :|Published 4 months ago by KK
I have read this book many years ago and I am really not sure why I bought it recently but even though it was short, I still enjoyed reading it.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Came in perfect condition! Brand new and the cheapest price I could find! Was here in a week!Published 6 months ago by Kirsten Faris
My child actually loves this book. Somehow its simple and complicated at the same time and makes for great discussions whilst reading to her.Published 7 months ago by vivsma
The Girlfriend loved this poem by the write when she was younger. The bright smile on her face when she received this as a gift just brought her own "cloud 9".Published 9 months ago by Zaranna the city elf Mage
I loved this book as a child. So happy to share with my nephews!Published 10 months ago by Alisha Mohamed