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Shel Silverstein
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20. Oktober 1999

"Once there was a tree ... and she loved a little boy." So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein.

Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk ... and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gave.

This is a tender story, touched with sadness, 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 return.

This miniature full-cloth, gold-stamped edition will be treasured by all ages.

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  • Gebundene Ausgabe: 64 Seiten
  • Verlag: HarperCollins; Auflage: Anniversary. (20. Oktober 1999)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 006028451X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060284510
  • Vom Hersteller empfohlenes Alter: 4 - 8 Jahre
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 19,3 x 14,8 x 1,8 cm
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  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 1.359.005 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)

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To say that this particular apple tree is a "giving tree" is an understatement. In Shel Silverstein's popular tale of few words and simple line drawings, a tree starts out as a leafy playground, shade provider, and apple bearer for a rambunctious little boy. Making the boy happy makes the tree happy, but with time it becomes more challenging for the generous tree to meet his needs. When he asks for money, she suggests that he sell her apples. When he asks for a house, she offers her branches for lumber. When the boy is old, too old and sad to play in the tree, he asks the tree for a boat. She suggests that he cut her down to a stump so he can craft a boat out of her trunk. He unthinkingly does it. At this point in the story, the double-page spread shows a pathetic solitary stump, poignantly cut down to the heart the boy once carved into the tree as a child that said "M.E. + T." "And then the tree was happy... but not really." When there's nothing left of her, the boy returns again as an old man, needing a quiet place to sit and rest. The stump offers up her services, and he sits on it. "And the tree was happy." While the message of this book is unclear (Take and take and take? Give and give and give? Complete self-sacrifice is good? Complete self-sacrifice is infinitely sad?), Silverstein has perhaps deliberately left the book open to interpretation. (All ages) --Karin Snelson -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Gebundene Ausgabe .


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.

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Outstanding! 7. Juli 2000
Von Sonya
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
This book is about a boy and a tree. The boy and tree go throughout life together. The tree is willing to give the boy everything that it has in order for him to be happy. In the end, the tree is left with nothing but a stump, with nothing to give the boy. However, the book ends on a happy note. The boy who is now an old man, says that all he needs is a place to sit and rest. The stump gladly assists him one last time. This is a very inspirational book. I absolutely love this book. I feel that it teaches so many morals and depicts real-life very effectively. This book can be used to teach many lessons. It deals with feelings, relationships, and stages of life. There are so many different topics, which could be taught by using this book. Silverstein depicts the ways in which we need one another for various things, whether it be physical or materialistic. I rate this book-5 stars!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen It's more fortunate to give than to take. 15. Mai 2000
Von Ein Kunde
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
Having read the book a few times, I let my 7-year old son read it. His first response, upon completion, is "the boy is selfish", a fair and natural comment from a child of his age. During the subsequent discussion with him, it is not my goal to change his view towards the boy, but to add to him different perspectives of the story, perhaps the title of the book to start with. It is "The Giving Tree", not "The Selfish Boy",not"The Taking Boy"....
In the traditional Chinese belief, there is the saying "It's more fortunate to give than to take". It is normally the rich gives the poor; the physically competent helps the physically handicapped. It is, however,difficult today in our part of the world (I believe, so do most developed and developing cities) to bring our children to appreciate the intrinsic value behind this belief.
Taking is a pleasure apparently to most children. What about giving? Do our children have enough giving exposure before or after one or many taking experience? Unfortunately, my son doesn't, even though he did comment the boy selfish.
To highlight,in the book, the tree was happy everytime the boy came to it. To be able to offer something unconditionally to the boy everytime is a pleasure. The tree wanted the boy to come back and wanted to give more. There is nothing wrong with the tree, but neither with the boy to be offered and to take. It is just that the boy, or the author did not write intentionally, that the boy has never expressed any gratitude to the tree or to offer something in return. Does it matter so long as the tree was happy, happy to give?
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A Timeless Classic 4. Mai 2000
Von Miss P
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
The Giving Tree is a book about friendship and devotion. I find it sad that people choose to rip apart such a touching book and over-analyze it so much that its meaning is completely misconstrued.
Shel Silverstein honestly tells the story of a friendship between a boy and a tree that spans their relationship from childhood to old age. It is a timeless book that when we're children, reminds us of the importance of sharing, giving and unconditional love. As adults, it reminds us that it might take a lifetime to realize what is truly important in life and that we always seem to return to where we belong.
I love this book even more now than I did as a child, but it is appropriate for any age. I read it to my 2 and 6 year old cousins and they adored it. I read it aloud for a college class and they loved it. I gave it to a very special friend as a birthday gift and he has always treasured it. Mr. Silverstein gave us a special treat when he wrote this book. I only wish that he was still here to give us more like it.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Tolles Buch 12. März 2014
Von Jaci
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Wirklich ein super tolles Buch, mit toller Geschichte. Sehr lehrreich für kleine Kinder und auch eine nette Geschichte für Erwachsenen...
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A favorite 27. März 2013
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I was looking for a book in English for a family who wishes to learn the language better. This timeless story is one that is worth sharing.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen isn't that the point? 8. Februar 2010
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All the negative reviews are that the boy takes the tree's love for granted. The tree goes as far as sacrificing its own life to make the boy happy. This is understood as a free pass for men to take women for granted and humanity to take nature for granted.

Fine, it is true that those who interpret the book as merely an ode to devotion is one-dimensional sentimentalism. But it is only a two-dimensional critique to take the skewed power-dynamic between the boy/man and the tree at face value... The old man is left with a stump to sit on! Wouldn't it have been much better for him to have given something in return and to have truly enjoyed the tree in his youth, in stead of being old and alone? Doesn't it say something that he returned at the end of his life?

I mean, come on, do you take all literature "literally"? If so, then most works should be banned! You have to read between the lines and your children need guidance and interaction when reading this (like all deeper texts)! The negative reviewers are touching on the whole point of the story, but can't quite make the jump to understand that a depiction of "reality" is often a disguised call to alter "reality." Didn't the book succeed in making you think about these greater issues?

Even if the author didn't intend such interpretations, it is up to the parents to use the book (every book) as a tool to better understand the world!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Many Layers to This Story, Just Like a Tree's Many Rings
Stories are one of the oldest and most intense forms of human learning. The Giving Tree has all of the elements of the kind of mythical story that provides sustenance to all who... Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 16. August 2007 von Donald Mitchell
5.0 von 5 Sternen Of the many books that I have read...
this book has stayed with me the longest. My sister and I received this as a gift when we were little children and the story is still with me today. Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 3. Juni 2002 von Shiela Bowles
5.0 von 5 Sternen The Giving Tree
My daughter and I love this book so much even through there's no colors in the whole book. The story is simply but powerful and educational. Lesen Sie weiter...
Am 28. Juli 2000 veröffentlicht
5.0 von 5 Sternen The more you give, the more you will receive!
This book is about a boy and his best friend - a tree! Thisbook goes through the stages of the boy's life! Lesen Sie weiter...
Am 6. Juli 2000 veröffentlicht
5.0 von 5 Sternen The more you give, the more you will receive!
This book involves a boy and his stages through life with hisbest friend-a tree!
Note to Teachers: Students can make an appleshaped cookbook with invented recipes. Lesen Sie weiter...
Am 6. Juli 2000 veröffentlicht
1.0 von 5 Sternen Not for my grandkids!
Children don't need to get the impression that unqualified love is about one being sacrificing everything - right down to life itself - for the other's convenience. Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 28. Juni 2000 von Charlotte A. Moore
5.0 von 5 Sternen A LIFE-LONG LESSON
So many aspects of this book will teach children (and adults) how to be better friends and people. I am 24, a college grad with honors and I STILL consider this my favorite book. Lesen Sie weiter...
Am 7. Juni 2000 veröffentlicht
5.0 von 5 Sternen A book deserving of ten stars........
I mourned at the loss of Shel Silverstein, a brillant talent who died last year. It brought back memories of this book, "The Giving Tree" which was given to me when I was... Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 1. Juni 2000 von Michele D. Williams
2.0 von 5 Sternen It made me sad
I got the giving tree for my birthday a long time ago, and my mom read it to me and i cried because it was about her. Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 24. Mai 2000 von Bill Brown
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