October 8, 2014

THE TAKING BOY:

'The Giving Tree' celebrates 50th anniversary (Stephan Lee, Oct 7, 2014, Entertainment Weekly)

Whether you loved The Giving Tree or found it profoundly disturbing, odds are you still remember the surprisingly complex story by Shel Silverstein of a boy who asks a tree to give him everything. Even on its 50th anniversary today, parents, religious scholars, environmentalists, and feminists are still puzzling and debating over its meaning. Silverstein initially had trouble finding a publisher for The Giving Tree because it was either too sad, too short, or too adult. Fifty years later, it has sold over 10 million copies and was recently released as an e-book -- the first of Silverstein's books to be published in a non-hardcover format.

It's a tragedy.

Posted by at October 8, 2014 6:07 PM
  

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