Title: The Giving Tree
Author: Shel Silverstein
Genre: Children literature, classic, inspirational, fantasy
'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.
The story is really simple, short one but yet touching my heart so deep. I couldn't help my self not to cry a bit. The love of the giving tree reminded me to the unconditional love of God, of my parents. How the tree always giving everything she could to the boy who was really selfish and self-centered... even when she already got nothing to give. And somehow this story also made me thinking about my self... how I also did the same thing like the boy to God... to my parents up until now. I really have to do something to payback... :")
Really... this story is so inspirational.