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Miss Snow's Library

A collection of books for the library of my future classroom!

The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein

The Giving Tree is one of my personal favorite stories. It is a coming of age story all about a young boy who is friends with a tree. When the boy was a child, he would play in the tree's branches and have a great time. However, as he ages, he soon stops playing with the tree. He soon returns to the tree begging for various things, and the tree ends up sacrificing everything she has for the boy just to make him happy. In the end all that is left of the tree is a stump in the ground. This story could be used in a classroom to encourage students to be happy and thankful for what they have, but to also give generously and ask for nothing in return.