“Once there was a tree…and she loved a little boy…” begins this beautifully crafted story written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein. When the boy is young, he and the tree enjoy happy times together, as he gathers her leaves and swings from her branches. Eventually, the boy grows too old for play and begins to concern himself with more grown-up pursuits, like earning a living and raising a family. And in a spirit of true love and selflessness, the tree gives the boy everything she has in order to make his dreams come true.
“Charming and very moving, [this] classic carries messages of grown-up truth,” writes the Los Angeles Times about this beloved story and its telling portrayal of generosity and sharing. (All ages).
Hardcover Book : 64 pages
Publisher: Harper Collins ( October 07, 1964 )
Item #: 10-288456
Product Dimensions: 7.0 x 8.75 x 0.4inches
Product Weight: 13.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
This was and still is my favorite children's book,. If you haven't read it, you must. It's an AMAZING book!
I remember reading this book as a child, and I just ordered it to read to my neices. It is a very good story that shows what it's like to be selfish and at the same time, what it's like to be giving. It teaches empathy for others and makes you fall in love with this tree. It's a must-read in my opinion...and a must have!
This precious story tells the tale of growing old with dignity and feeling useful at the same time ....making friends with the youngest generation....depicting the value of the bond between our senior citizens and our kids....it will warm your heart and is a excellent intro to bringing your child to volunteer at a nursing home...or with our older veterans...as in Homefront Hugs USA !
Highly recommend this book! I can't get through it without crying! LOVE it!
My daughter loves Seuss! Great book for a dad and little girl.