The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
"Once there was a tree . . . and she loved a little boy."The Giving Treeis fifty! Celebrate with this special edition that features a stunning metallic green jacket and a gold anniversary sticker.The Giving Tree, a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein, has been a classic favorite for generations.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 withLafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books includingA Giraffe and a Half,Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?,The Missing Piece,The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favoriteThe Giving Tree, and of classic poetry collections such asWhere the Sidewalk Ends,A Light in the Attic,Falling Up,Every Thing On It,Don't Bump the Glump!, andRunny Babbit.Supports the Common Core State Standards.