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Silverstein, Shel.
New York : HarperCollins, 2004, c1964
IL K-3, RL 2.9
ISBN 0060586753
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A little boy becomes friends with a tree and visits everyday.  The tree in return gives the boy everything it has from leaves, a place to play, apples, shade, etc.  The little boy loved the tree and the tree was happy.  As the boy becomes older he visits less often and when he does come he is filled with worldly wants in order to be happy.  The tree provides him a way to get what he wants by letting the boy sell his apples for money.  The boy returns as a man wanting a house and the tree obliges.  The tree does not see the boy for a long time and this time he allows himself to be cut down to be made into a boat.  The boy returns as an old, old man and the tree has nothing left to give but the boy has no more wants or needs and he sits on the stump and they are both happy.  (Patty Shingleton, Hazard, KY)
SUBJECTS:     Trees -- Fiction.
                        Love -- Fiction.
                        Generosity -- Fiction.

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