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Giving Tree

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ISBN-10: 0060256656

ISBN-13: 9780060256654

Edition: 50th 2011 (Anniversary)

Authors: Shel Silverstein, National Geographic Learning Staff

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List price: $17.99
Edition: 50th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/18/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 64
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

The most popular current writer of humorous verse for children, Silverstein was born in Chicago, Illinois, has been married and divorced, has one daughter, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. His career includes composing popular songs, drawing cartoons, writing many adult articles (several for Playboy), and acting. However, he is best known for his self-illustrated children's poetry. His first such book was Uncle Shelby's Story of Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back (1963), the humorous tale of a lion who turns the tables on hunters. It was followed by The Giving Tree (1964), a story of a parentlike tree that gives endlessly and is endlessly used by its son. Several other such picture…