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Silverstein, Shel

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Item Description: U.S.A.: Harper & Row, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Get it in 3 days! We give Fast and reliable 3 day shipping from the US on all orders. Brand New, 100% Money Back Guarantee. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-13973935281

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Silverstein, Shel

Published by Harper Collins, New York (2013)

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Item Description: Harper Collins, New York, 2013. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Silverstein, Shel (illustrator). First Edition. FIRST EDITION (stated). 65th PRINTING. No page count. A book by the late author of THE MISSING PIECE and WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS. Originally published in 1964. One of Silverstein's best known titles. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket protected with mylar sleeve. Bound in glossy pictorial boards. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 016360

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Silverstein, Shel

Published by Harpercollins (1992)

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Item Description: Harpercollins, 1992. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Illustrated (illustrator). Later Printing. Dj has light edgewear with a few small tears. Light creasing to dj. Light wear. Very light soiling. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 11293

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SILVERSTEIN, SHEL

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Item Description: HARPERCOLLINS, NEW YORK, 1999. CLOTH. Book Condition: FINE. Dust Jacket Condition: FINE SLIPCASE. FIRST EDITION THUS (STATED). NO FLAWS, NO EXCUSES. Size: 12MO. Bookseller Inventory # 01911.57

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Silverstein, Shel

Published by Harper Collins, NY (1999)

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Item Description: Harper Collins, NY, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: None Issued. Silverstein, Shel (illustrator). 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. This is an As New copy of the first edition (1st printing). The casebound edition in the matching slipcase.(A New as well). Bookseller Inventory # 044086

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Silverstein, Shel

Published by HarperCollins, New York (1999)

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Item Description: HarperCollins, New York, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. New looking book but with neatly excised front endpaper; in clean gilt-decorated cloth, with matching green cloth slipcase; Slipcased Mini Edition; 0.78 x 7.39 x 5.96 Inches; 64 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 26413

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SILVERSTEIN, Shel.

Published by HarperCollins,, NY: (1999)

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Item Description: HarperCollins,, NY:, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Illustrated by the author. 35th Anniversary casebound edition (first printing thus). Fine in a fine cloth covered slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 69805

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Silverstein, Shel

Published by Published by Jonathan Cape, 32 Bedford Square, London First UK Edition . London 1987. (1987)

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Item Description: Published by Jonathan Cape, 32 Bedford Square, London First UK Edition . London 1987., 1987. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original crimson paper covered boards, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 9'' x 7¼''. Unpaginated printed pages of text with monochrome delightfully simple sketch illustrations throughout. Cheap paper browning to the closed page edges and margins, light ghosting to the end papers. Near Fine clean condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with sun fading to the spine edge, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 0224028731 CHILDRENS. Bookseller Inventory # 81439

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Silverstein, Shel / Author of Lafcadio the Lion Who Shot Back, the Missing Piece, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Etc

Published by New York : Harper and Row, 1964, Clean and Unmarked Text (1964)

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Item Description: New York : Harper and Row, 1964, Clean and Unmarked Text, 1964. Hard Back / Pictorial Binding. Book Condition: Good Clean Cond. Dust Jacket Condition: Mylar Protected. Fully Illustrated (illustrator). First Edition / Early Reprint. Quality Hardback : hard cover edition in good-plus condition, some slight wear to edges, as normal for age of book; ffep has some age spotting, final fep has some slight chipping defects, minor but present; book is in very good reprinted dust jacket with some minor egdewear, mylar protected, the portrait on the back of dj is a waist up photo of Silverstein with curly hair and full beard. A good book to enjoy and keep on hand. Or would make a great GIFT IDEA for the fan / reader in your life. Editorial Reviews : 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 ;; Book Description '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. First Edition / Early Reprint Ages 10+ ~~~Gift Quality Copy~~~ First Edition / Early Reprint Size: POPULAR TITLE OF INTEREST. A: Children's Reading Book. Bookseller Inventory # 5030305-3329

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Silverstein, Shel / Author of Lafcadio the Lion Who Shot Back, the Missing Piece, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Etc

Published by New York : Harper and Row, 1964, Clean and Unmarked Text (1964)

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Item Description: New York : Harper and Row, 1964, Clean and Unmarked Text, 1964. Hard Back. Book Condition: Good /Nice/Clean. Dust Jacket Condition: Mylar Protected. Fully Illustrated (illustrator). First Edition / Early Reprint. Quality Hardback : hard cover edition in Very Good condition, some slight wear to edges, as normal for age of book; With very good reprinted dust jacket with some minor egdewear, mylar protected, the portrait on the back of dj is a waist up photo of Silverstein with curly hair and full beard. First free end paper has been nicely removed, starts at title page, most likely to remove a prev. inscription. minimal, still very nice condition. A good book to enjoy and keep on hand. Or would make a great GIFT IDEA for the fan / reader in your life. Editorial Reviews : 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 ;; Book Description '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. Ages 10+ GREAT GIFT IDEA. Size: POPULAR TITLE OF INTEREST. A: Children's Reading Book. Bookseller Inventory # 5030157-554

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Silverstein, Shel / Author of Lafcadio the Lion Who Shot Back, the Missing Piece, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Etc

Published by New York : Harper and Row, 1964, Clean and Unmarked Text (1964)

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Item Description: New York : Harper and Row, 1964, Clean and Unmarked Text, 1964. ~~~Gift Quality Copy~~~. Dust Jacket Condition: Mylar Protected. Fully Illustrated (illustrator). First Edition / Early Reprint. Quality Hardback : hard cover edition in Very Good condition, some slight wear to edges, as normal for age of book; and in very good reprinted dust jacket with some minor egdewear, mylar protected, the portrait on the back of dj is a waist up photo of Silverstein with curly hair and full beard. First free end paper has a small notation in the upper right corner, minimal. A good book to enjoy and keep on hand. Or would make a great GIFT IDEA for the fan / reader in your life. Editorial Reviews : 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 ;; Book Description '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. Ages 10+ Size: POPULAR TITLE OF INTEREST. A: Children's Reading Book. Bookseller Inventory # 5028434-0484

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Silverstein, Shel / Author of Lafcadio the Lion Who Shot Back, the Missing Piece, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Etc

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Item Description: New York : Harper and Row, 1964, Clean and Unmarked Text, 1964. Hard Back / Pictorial Binding. Book Condition: Good Clean Cond. Dust Jacket Condition: Mylar Protected. Fully Illustrated (illustrator). First Edition / Early Reprint. Quality Hardback : hard cover edition in Very Good condition, some slight wear to edges, as normal for age of book; and in very good reprinted dust jacket with some minor egdewear, mylar protected, the portrait on the back of dj is a waist up photo of Silverstein with curly hair and full beard. Previous owner name and date, 1976. A good book to enjoy and keep on hand. Or would make a great GIFT IDEA for the fan / reader in your life. Editorial Reviews : 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 ;; Book Description '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. Ages 10+ Size: POPULAR TITLE OF INTEREST. A: Children's Reading Book. Bookseller Inventory # 5028422-88

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Silverstein, Shel / Author of Lafcadio the Lion Who Shot Back, the Missing Piece, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Etc

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Item Description: New York : Harper and Row, 1964, Clean and Unmarked Text, 1964. Hard Back / Pictorial Binding. Book Condition: Good Clean Cond. Dust Jacket Condition: Mylar Protected. Fully Illustrated (illustrator). First Edition / Early Reprint. Quality Hardback : hard cover edition in Very Good condition, some slight wear to edges, as normal for age of book; and in very good reprinted dust jacket with some minor egdewear, mylar protected, the portrait on the back of dj is a waist up photo of Silverstein with curly hair and full beard. First free end paper has a small notation in the upper right corner. A good book to enjoy and keep on hand. Or would make a great GIFT IDEA for the fan / reader in your life. Editorial Reviews : 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 ;; Book Description '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. First Edition / Early Reprint Ages 10+ ~~~Gift Quality Copy~~~ Size: POPULAR TITLE OF INTEREST. A: Children's Reading Book. Bookseller Inventory # 5029934-1673

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Silverstein, Shel / Author of Lafcadio the Lion Who Shot Back, the Missing Piece, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Etc

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Item Description: New York : Harper and Row, 1964, Clean and Unmarked Text, 1964. Hard Back / Pictorial Binding. Book Condition: Good Clean Cond. Dust Jacket Condition: Mylar Protected. Fully Illustrated (illustrator). First Edition / Early Reprint. Quality Hardback : hard cover edition in Very Good condition, some slight wear to edges, as normal for age of book; and in very good reprinted dust jacket with some minor egdewear, mylar protected, the portrait on the back of dj is a waist up photo of Silverstein with curly hair and full beard. Previous owner name and date, 1976. A good book to enjoy and keep on hand. Or would make a great GIFT IDEA for the fan / reader in your life. Editorial Reviews : 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 ;; Book Description '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. Ages 10+ Size: POPULAR TITLE OF INTEREST. A: Children's Reading Book. Bookseller Inventory # 5029422-884

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Silverstein, Shel / Author of Lafcadio the Lion Who Shot Back, the Missing Piece, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Etc

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Item Description: New York : Harper and Row, 1964, Clean and Unmarked Text, 1964. Hard Back / Pictorial Binding. Book Condition: Good Clean Cond. Dust Jacket Condition: Mylar Protected. Fully Illustrated (illustrator). First Edition. True First Edition. Quality Hardback : hard cover edition in Very Good condition, some slight wear to edges, as normal for age of book; and in very good ORIGINAL dust jacket with some minor egdewear, mylar protected, the portrait on the back of dust jackt is a waist up photo of Silverstein with curly hair and full beard, it has all the true first edition points. Buckram binding, blue end papers, very clean and unmarked, Simply a beautiful copy of this book. $2.50 stampped on dust flap. A wonderful book to enjoy or would make a great GIFT IDEA for the fan / reader in your life. ABOUT THE GIVING TREE-- Editorial Reviews : 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 ;; Book Description '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. Ages 10+ Size: POPULAR TITLE OF INTEREST. A: Children's Reading Book. Bookseller Inventory # 5030200-451a

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Silverstein, Shel

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Item Description: Harper& Row, 1964. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing with the four line copyright page and NO ISBN number. This ORIGINAL First Issue dustjacket jacket has original printed price of $2.50 present on the front flap of the dustjacket. The $2.50 price is an IMPORTANT FIRST ISSUE POINT as the price was changed to $2.75 on later dustjackets and price clipped dustjackets could be a later printing as they are identical to the first, except for the price change. Copies of this dustjacket missing the price are common and are worth far less than copies with the $2.50 price present and NOT price clipped. The back of this dustjacket also has a full torso photo of Silverstein on the back cover with hair on his head. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp with slight wear to the edges. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. We buy Silverstein First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-12465336448

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