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Arbor Alma/the Giving Tree

by Shel Silverstein

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Arbor Alma/the Giving Tree (Latin Edition) by Shel Silverstein (2002) The Giving Tree is about the impact a tree has on a boy's life. As a child, the boy spends all his time with the tree. As he gets older, he only visits the tree when he needs something. Eventually the tree has given all of its parts to the boy and it is just a stump. When the little boy is very old he comes back to the tree and sits on the tree stump and the tree is happy again.

This book is all black and white and drawn entirely in pen. This book is appropriate for children of all ages. It could be used for a lesson on generosity and selfishness. The Giving Tree contains a great message that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. ( )
  kljohnson2 | Apr 8, 2010 |
This is a beautiful book that makes me cry every time I read it. The trea who continuously gives her beloved boy what he needs regaurdless of her own need. The simple line illustrations are wonderful and add to the mood of the book. This would be a great book to reinforce the concept of sharing, and selfless behavior. Great book to read aloud in the classroom.
  mrichter | Dec 6, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0865164991, Hardcover)

An evocative parable, The Giving Tree-the story of a lifelong relationship between a boy and the tree who happily responds to the boy's every need -is retold in Latin in Arbor alma. This edition features the original artwork of Shel Silverstein and a translation in a style that echoes the spirit of The Giving Tree.

The Giving Tree is Shel Silverstein's simple yet profound telling of a lifelong relationship between a boy and a nurturing tree. The boy becomes an old man, and, from branches to trunk, diminishes the tree's stature with his requests-or does he? This tender tale has invited generations of readers, young and old, to ponder what it means to give and what, to receive.

The Giving Tree is here rendered in exquisite Latin, a language whose own simple grandeur complements that of Silverstein's original story and illustrations. Arbor Alma adds one more dimension to this multifaceted classic. This Latin-language edition is a welcome, all-occasion gift, a delightful way to revisit a treasured tale, and an enjoyable way to refresh your high school Latin.

*originally published in English by HarperCollins Publishers, New York, 1964.

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Exquisite Latin translation in a style that echoes the spirit of the original
Original artwork of Shel Silverstein
Latin-to-English vocabulary
Note on the translation and the translators

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A young boy grows to manhood and old age experiencing the love and generosity of a tree which gives to him without thought of return.

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