The Giving Tree

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  1. john davies

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    I just read this little book this morning. The simplest tale- considered by some, i understand, too sad for children, too simple for adults. To my mind it's profound, huge in its scope, moving and simply...perfect.
     
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    I have always loved this title. I was suprised when I learned my wife had never heard of it.
     
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    No wonder you have good taste, coming from Toronto- where a certain Welsh couple were made very welcome. Friendly people, the Canadians. And good shopping, yummy muffins...
     
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    Yeah I also loved this book when I was a kid. A couple of years ago I bought it for a friend of mine and she thought it was great, even as a grown up.
     
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    I think it's especially good for grown ups (if they've grown up enough). It quietly suggests the important things in life and a whole range of major themes; parenting, childhood, time, memory, aging, identity, impending death, joy, sadness, separation, loss, consolation, nature's gifts, environmental damage, self-sacrifice, selfishness, materialism, fantasy and, above all, love. All in barely 600 words and a couple of dozen very simple illustrations. Eat your hearts out, Proust, Tolstoy, Cervantes, Joyce, Homer, Rabelais, Dostoevsky, Dickens....!
     
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    Stop it John, you're making me blush....

    I discovered this book when I was about 7 or 8 I would guess. Always will be a favorite of mine.
     

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