The Giving Tree
by Shel Silverstein
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The Giving Tree: The story of a very special friendship
young boy and an apple tree.
The story begins
with a tree that loves a small boy. The boy loves the tree in return,
and they make each other happy. The boy visits often, playing with the
tree, eating apples from the tree, and resting in its shade.
the boy grows, he comes to visit the tree less and less often. Finally,
the tree begins to make sacrifices to make the boy happy by providing
for the wants and needs of the boy. When the boy is happy, the tree is
happy, no matter what the tree had to give.
the end, the tree is finding that there is less and less of itself to
give to the boy. Finally, they have one last meeting.
you think the tree is willing to give at the end of the story to make
the boy happy one more time?