The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, 1964, Harper Collins
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein is a beautifully written story told through the use of poetry. The book is about the life of a young boy and an apple tree and their relationship together and how times change as they grow up. The tree talks about her happiness as the little boy is growing up and how she has been able to provide him with happiness over the years. To find out what happens to the tree and the boy as they both grow old together, go to the nearest library and check out The Giving Tree. There are numerous themes throughout this book, the most prevalent being friendship and the parent-child relationship that the tree and boy share. This book has received a lot of recognition over the years and even translated into different languages. The story is aimed at young grade school children but is especially great for the reader who likes a feel good story about friendship and the bumps all friends must inevitably overcome. This is an extremely quality book that has been read for generations and will continue to be read to people’s children and grandchildren and great grandchildren and so on. It is a tender yet beautifully written story that all kids should hear at some point in their life!
- Resource guide for Christian learning (Follow the way)
- Book read by the author (video)
- If you like The Giving Tree, check out You Are Special by Max Lucado or Love You Forever by Robert Munsch