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30(Mon)Day Book Challenge, Week 13 Favorite Childhood Book

Most of us have a favorite childhood book, a found memory of spending time with our parents as a child. This is what week 13 of the Monday Challenge is! Our favorite childhood book (well Brianna and mine) just so happens to be the same one, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.

‘Once there was a tree…and she loved a little boy.’

So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein.

Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk…and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree,
and the tree gave and gave and gave.

This is a tender story, touched with sadness, aglow with consolation. Shel Silverstein has created a moving parable for readers of all ages that offers an affecting interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another’s capacity to love in return. -goodreads.com

What’s your favorite childhoods book?

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7 thoughts on “30(Mon)Day Book Challenge, Week 13 Favorite Childhood Book

  1. Beautiful story. I agree it is my favorite book. Or perhaps it’s a close second or tie to Harold’s purple crayon. I hope I got the name right. The little boy Harold with this purple crayon would go on adventures at night after he was put to bed. That was one of my favorite stories when I was a young boy. One of the other books that comes to mind is where the wild things are that was fun too.

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  2. It is :)! I think it’s called Harold and the Purple Crayon but I loved that one too :)! They even made it into a really adorable tv show.

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  3. Lovely story. i honestly don’t remember what my favorite childhood book is, but I remember that I once had a giant collection of Disney stories, and they were all very dear to me. πŸ™‚

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