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The Giving Tree
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The Greatest Love of All

8 years, 10 months ago at Nov 28 15:34
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Just reading the description brings me back to the tears I cried long ago when I read this. Such selflessness of unconditional love. A great and bountiful tree gives all that it has out of its love for the child. Her leaves, apples, her branches, trunk, everything for his happiness. The relationship between the tree and the boy is very much similiar to that between a mother and her child; despite ... read more

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9 years, 10 months ago at Dec 4 20:59
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so adorable and inspiring, a must-read for all kids.

The Controversy!

8 years, 10 months ago at Nov 28 15:36
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"Is this a sad tale? Well, it is sad in the same way that life is sad. We are all needy, and, if we are lucky and any good, we grow old using others and getting used up. Tears fall in our lives like leaves from a tree. Our finitude is not something to be regretted or despised, however; it is what makes giving (and receiving) possible. The more you blame the boy, the more you have to fault human ex... read more
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Manufacturer: Harper & Row
Release date: 3 May 1964
ISBN-10 : 0060256656 | ISBN-13: 9780060256654
Tags: Childrens (5), United States (3), Fiction (3), 1960s (3), 1964 (2), Picture Book (2), Friendship (2), Children's (1), Short (1), Sacrifice (1), North America (1), Drama (1), Storybook (1), Love (1), BookCrossing Release (1), Classic (1), Low Fantasy (1), 1940-1969 (1), Children (1), Illustrated (1)
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Books Read in School (23 books items)

"It's a classic alright. I mostly hear it from one of my close friends who jokes about how dark this story is."


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