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The Giving Tree by (the one and only) Shel Silverstein, 1964

The Giving Tree by (the one and only) Shel Silverstein, 1964

The Giving Tree deals with that issue that no one can or really wants to avoid, not even Poe or monster robots: the inexhaustible conundrum that love can hurt. And here, with his simple, sweet, yet somehow mildly grotesque little line drawings, Silverstein looks at the pure side of that pain, and lets his reader do the hurting. Continue reading

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