The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
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CHINESE LANGUAGE EDITION. '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 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.

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Published October 1, 1995 by Yu Shan She. 64 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Of course, the kids won't get all that from reading the book, but maybe this book is actually a little more for the parent than the kid.

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It is a story about selfless giving and what you are able to give when you feel you have nothing left to give.

Aug 09 2009 | Read Full Review of The Giving Tree (Chinese Edit...

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The author challenges readers of all ages to think about how they sometimes take loved ones for granted, and many images will give readers an ache in their heart: the boy embracing the tree with his chubby arms, the adolescent leaning against the sheltering tree lost in thought.

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