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The Giving Tree [爱心树]
The Giving Tree [爱心树]The Giving Tree [爱心树]The Giving Tree [爱心树]
The Giving Tree [爱心树]
Product Code: A61
Price: S$9.90
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Description

The Giving Tree is a children’s book written by Shel Silverstein. It was first published in 1964 and has since been translated into more than 30 languages.

The Story

The Giving Tree is a sad tale about a relationship between a young boy and a tree. The tree always provides the boy with what he wants. When the boy was little, the tree provided the little boy with branches for him to swing, shade in which to sit and apples to eat. The tree loves the boy very much. However, as the boy grows older, he started to demand more from the tree but the tree would always gives anything the boy ask for. In the ultimate act of self-sacrifice, the tree lets the boy cut it down to a stump so the boy can build a boat in which he can sail.

Many years later, the boy, now an old man, returns and the tree sadly says, “I’m sorry, boy, but I have nothing left to give you.” But the boy replies,” I do not need much now and I only need a quiet place to sit and rest.” “Come, sit down and rest”, said the tree, and the tree is very happy.

This is a rather sad story about the selfish pursuit of human being as we grow up. Some readers associate the love of the tree to that of a mother to her child. A very touching book. For self read, this book would be suitable for children of at least 10 years old and above. This book is in hard cover.

Description in Chinese

 

内容

本书是世界绘本的经典作品之一,出版30年来,一直是绘本世界的著名典范,历久不衰,魅力惊人,销量超过600万册。这是一个由一棵有求必应的苹果树和一个贪求不厌的孩子,共同组成的温馨,又略带哀伤的动人故事。爱心树的英文“The Giving Tree”,顾名思义便是牺牲奉献的意思,但它亦是一本述说友谊的书。树并未因为男孩的予取予求感到难过,即使后来只剩下残干的他,是那么凄凉孤寂,但当男孩回到他身边只求一个安静的歇脚处时,树竟是满欣喜乐将自己奉献给他,这样的喜悦比起男孩小时在树上刻的“M.E. + T.”那些甜蜜文字,更令他感到真切舒心。天才的绘本艺术家希尔弗斯坦以简单俐落的线条和充满诗意又带有嘲讽幽默的文字,为各个年龄的读者创造了一则令人心醒动容的寓言——在施与受之间,也在爱与被爱之间。



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