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Publisher Description

As The Giving Tree turns fifty, this timeless classic is available for the first time ever in ebook format. This digital edition allows young readers and lifelong fans to continue the legacy and love of a household classic that will now reach an even wider audience. Never before have Shel Silverstein's children's books appeared in a format other than hardcover.

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!

February 18
Grades P-3

Customer Reviews

bgeoffreyb ,

The Giving Tree

This story about a tree has affected my life more than I could have possibly imagined. I was read this story as a child many time, and thought it was cool. But only because this boy had made a lifelong friend, and they were both happy. But I recently came back and reread this book as an adult. I can't say how much it moved me. It shows how much you can love someone, almost to the point of decimating yourself, and still see what that person is doing to you. But it also teaches a lesson that people can change, as the boy does.
Sometimes I wonder if the tree is the most human character in the story. I would like to think so.

Childhood Favorite ,


I could never find this book anywhere after always reading my friend's copy as a kid. I read that it was banned? I pre-ordered this copy so I can read it again. It means so much to me. Always has been my favorite, always.

phoebe$$$🧜‍♀️ ,

So adorable!!!🥺

This is better than my favorite graphic novel. It’s so cute that it makes me cry😓😓😓 it’s sad and there’s a reason why. But it’s super duper cute. And the best book in the world😊😊😊😊 thank you

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