"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.
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 anothers capacity to love in return....Continua
“L’albero” di Shel Silverstein, edito Salani, è il classico prodotto per bambini che fa leva sulla loro percezione parziale della realtà e sul fatto che non pensano troppo alla morte. Perciò questo stesso libro, letto da un adulto che pesa e considera nel modo giusto la drammaticità del tempo che passa, dei bei momenti che esistono un attimo e poi svaniscono per sempre, che conosce la natura violenta dell’amore, il quale ti prosciuga e ti trasfigura, che sa che tutte le amicizie finiscono, perchè alla fine si muore sempre, tutti, questo adulto, leggendo il libro, ne rimarrà terribilmente colpito. Siccome tutte queste cose tristi ci piacciono (parlo di noi umani), leggetelo... (CONTINUA SUL BLOG) http://bookskywalker.wordpress.com/2013/07/25/interviste-twitter-ai-famosi-%E2%80%A2-rila-fukushima-attrice-modella/...Continua
This is one of my favorite books from childhood. We learn that we should be grateful for the friendships we have and not take advantage of them. A great read.
"The Giving Tree" is a children's book I read last December. I like it because of its touching story. The giving tree keeps the boy company while the boy keeps asking and taking as much as he could. The tree, however, never complains about it, even carries out all his requirements and asks nothing in return. As the boy grows older, he seldom visits the tree. Their relationships are not that close anymore. The tree is emotionally lonely and anticipates his visit. Every time when the boy comes, he definitely has struggled for life and needs help.The tree is always there as a shelter for him, giving her best to assist. Her best, really. The boy later lives fine. While days pass, it turns out that all the thing left for the tree is her own broken stump...
"Give-and-take" is basic social rules we live on, but in this story as well as in the family, it doesn't work out this way. The Giving Tree can be interpreted as the image of mother or even family members, as it reflects the interactions between family and their children. Only with family's unselfish caring can we live carefree lives!...Continua