The Giving Tree (NEW)

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The Giving Tree

Summary Ê The Giving Tree 106 At her apples swing from her branches or slide down her trunkand the tree was happy But as the boy grew older he began to want from the tree and the tree gave and gave and gaveThis is a tender story touched with sadnes. Yes the boy is a selfish bastard who doesn t deserve the love and generosity he gets time and again Anyone who read this book as a child is well aware of this factNonetheless I m shocked to see how many disliked it My only thought is that many readers allow their hatred for the boy to be confused with hatred for the book Does the book condone the boy s behavior or simply seek to tell a narrative Does the uality of a book suffer when the moral uality of its characters flagsIt is the job of narrative to relate a story It is the job of a classic to relate a timeless story to which countless readers of any age can relate So whence the hatred Is it because so many readers have known people who have taken and taken with such unrelenting fervor that they then displace this hatred onto a book that merely tells a story so fundamental it can t help but arouse feelings in any human who reads itSilverstein in my opinion reached his peak with this book so simple and so pure and timeless than any book I can think of at the moment

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Summary Ê The Giving Tree 106 Once there was a treeand she loved a little boySo begins a story of unforgettable perception beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel SilversteinEvery day the boy would come to the tree to e. I recently read this book to my little boy It s not the first time I ve read it It s probably not even the tenth time But it s the first time I ve read the book in a decade and given the fact that my memory is like a cheese grater I like to think I got a pretty fresh experience The result is this I honestly don t know how I feel about this book Even if you haven t read the story you probably know the gist of it A tree loves a young boy and gives away pieces of itself to the boy to make the boy happy On one hand this story can be taken as an open honest exhortation toward selfless Agape style love Love which asks nothing Love which gives everything On the other hand this story can be read as a horrifying condemnation of dysfunctional unreuited co dependance After reading the book I honestly don t know which it is On one hand taking this book at face value is probably a fool s game Silverstein was a twisted sarcastic bastard He wrote lyrics for Dr Hook Most notably Freaking at the Freaker s Ball And back in my misspent youth I discovered a poem of his in one of my Dad s Playboys It was called The Great Pot Smoke Off My point is dude was part of the counterculture He was full of mocking and meta And as such it seems odd that he would write something that seems like an obvious endorsement of Christ like selflessness and then that was itBut on the other hand when Silverstein was having fun with you he usually didn t pussyfoot around One of his earliest publications was Uncle Shelby s ABZ book Which looks like a kid s book but is clearly not Here s a piece from the page on Potty Training See the pottyThe potty is deepThe potty has water in the bottom Maybe someone will fall into the potty and drown Don t worry As long as you keep wetting your pants you will never drown in the pottyNot a lot of ambiguity here His tongue is pretty clearly in his cheek But when I read through The Giving Tree I don t see the author winking at me from behind the scenes The story seems to be straightforward But here s the thing even if the story is straightforward I don t know how I feel about it Is the boy selfish in the story Absolutely He s a little shit Yet he doesn t get one bit of comeuppance We kinda want him to but that s not what happens The boy doesn t seem to learn a lesson And neither does the tree That seems to imply there is no lesson to be learned here Let s be clear The tree is happy at the end of the book There s no ambiguity about that It s entirely possible that the tree has acted in its own best interest It s entirely possible that the tree if you ll forgive the expression is acting according to the LethaniEven after thinking it over for a couple days still I don t know how I feel about it That s a rarity for me For that reason I m giving this five stars If you write a book that leaves me asking uestions If you write a book that people can have legitimate disagreements about If you write a book that people can still wrangle over after fifty years that s pretty clearly a five star book

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Summary Ê The Giving Tree 106 S aglow with consolation Shel Silverstein has created a moving parable for readers of all ages that offers an affecting interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in retu. This book review is now available on my blog at


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    The Giving Tree (NEW) Free download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB è Shel Silverstein Shel Silverstein è 6 Summary HEY KIDS AND SHEL SILVERSTEIN FANS COME OVER HERE AND READ THISOkay this some motherfuckin' fucked up shit right here The Giving Tree is the straight up wack story of how this selfish little ass faced prick kicks it with this full on saintly tree Ever'thin' fine for a while y'all with the lil' prick all gettin' up in there an' sayin' to the tree Yeah you know you mah bitch but then all of a sudden this jumped up prick go through

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    The Giving Tree (NEW) I recently read this book to my little boy It's not the first time I've read it It's probably not even the tenth time But it's the first time I've read the book in a decade and given the fact that my memory is like a cheese grater I like to think I got a pretty fresh experience The result is this I honestly don't know how I feel about this book Even if you haven't read the story you probably know the gist of it A tree loves a young boy and

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    The Giving Tree (NEW) I know that many people have a sentimental love for this book and I respect that you can't rationalize emotional connection And generally I like this author But with this book since it inspired no real emotional re

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    The Giving Tree (NEW) Co dependent tree needs to set some fucking boundaries

  5. says: The Giving Tree (NEW) Free download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB è Shel Silverstein Shel Silverstein è 6 Summary

    The Giving Tree (NEW) characters The Giving Tree Scrolling down it seems several reviewers resent this book's apparently heavy handed message about selfishnessselflessness I can totally understand why they find it upsetting or sappy Overbearing even But I don't agreeSome fascinating theories have been put forth about The Giving Tree It's deceptively simple on

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    characters The Giving Tree The Giving Tree (NEW) Free download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB è Shel Silverstein Yes the boy is a selfish bastard who doesn't deserve the love and generosity he gets time and again Anyone who read this book as a child is well aware of this factNonetheless I'm shocked to see how many disliked it My only thought is that many readers allow their hatred for the boy to be confused with hatred for the book

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    Free download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB è Shel Silverstein Shel Silverstein è 6 Summary The Giving Tree (NEW) Please visit our blog at wwwtwogalsandabookcom to see this and other reviews The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein is a must read for children It's a story that can bring tears to your eyes Children can learn about the importance of caring giving and how we should treat others This essential and childhood favorite still remains a part of our home library 5

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    The Giving Tree (NEW) So it is Christmas time and my wife likes to have all of us—my wife and I and our three years old twins—do a different event each night during Advent as a family I like this practice; it is little things like this that keep our family strong Tonight’s event was reading Christmas themed booksWe decided to read THE GIVING TREE as well as three other Christmas books Had I foreseen what was about to transpir

  9. says: Free download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB è Shel Silverstein Shel Silverstein è 6 Summary characters The Giving Tree

    The Giving Tree (NEW) This book review is now available on my blog at

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    Shel Silverstein è 6 Summary Free download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB è Shel Silverstein The Giving Tree (NEW) The Giving Tree will rip your heart out in 621 wordsWe all know and love Shel Silverstein for his whimsical poems but The Giving Tree is both one of the saddest and most hopeful stories ever told Pure and utter genius this

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