The Giving Tree [Shel Silverstein] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. ‘Once there was a treeand she loved a little boy.’ So begins a story of The Giving Tree is a children’s picture book written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein. First published in 1964 by Harper & Row, it has become one of Silverstein’s The Giving Tree has 590,522 ratings and 12,477 reviews. David said: HEY, KIDS AND SHEL SILVERSTEIN FANS! COME OVER HERE AND READ THIS!Okay, this some mShel Silverstein takes a poignant and gentle look at the art of giving and the concept of unconditional love in his deeply profound children’s book The Giving Tree.FARP reminiscing back to grade school at Holy Family in Parma, OhioThe Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein 1. The Giving Tree By Shel Silverstein (Originally published in 1964) 2. Once there was a tree . . . 3. and she loved a Comments & analysis: Once there was a tree. / and she loved a little boy. / And everyday the boy would comeStory about unconditional love The Giving Tree 1. The Giving Tree By Shel Silverstein 2. Once there was a tree . . .Fifty years (I repeat: a half century!) ago, the world was bestowed with Shel Silverstein’s literary wonder The Giving Tree. This slight, leaf-green volume has This page contains The Giving Tree lesson plans, teaching resources, and fun student projects.