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  • Published: New York : Harper & Row, 1964.
  • Year Published: 1964
  • Description: [57] p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 530

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0060840986 :
  • 0060256664 :
  • 0060256656 :


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The giving tree

by Silverstein, Shel.

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Where To Find It

Call number: E SIL

Available Copies: Downtown Youth PicBks

Additional Details

Youth level.

A young boy grows to manhood and old age experiencing the love and generosity of a tree which gives to him without thought of return.

Community Reviews

My Least Favorite Classic Children's Book

If you want to teach your kids that love is all about giving and giving to people who never reciprocate until you utterly destroy yourself, then this is the book you should get them. When someone gave this to our kids, we made it disappear fast. Thanks, but no thanks.

Classic Children's Book

Definitely one of the great classic children's book. However, I found it more depressing reading it as an adult than I did as a kid.

A classic

I can't imagine childhood without this book.


this book is a sad book for the tree. It is mainly about life. I recommend it

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