Author: Shel Silverstein
A big tree fell in love with a little boy, and they became good friends. The little boy comes to climb trees, pick leaves, and eat apples every day... The boy is very happy, and the tree is very happy too. However, the boy gradually grew up and stopped playing with the tree. The boy hopes to get money, the tree gives him apples to exchange money; the boy needs to establish a family, the tree gives him branches to build a house; the boy wants to go on a voyage, the tree gives him the trunk to build a boat. The boy turned into an old man and returned to the tree. The tree had nothing to give him, but it also had a stump for the boy to sit down and rest... The tree was very happy.
This is a moving story composed of a boy and a tree that loves him. It is also a heart-wrenching fable that allows children to understand the true meaning of love between giving and receiving, loving, and being loved.
Recommended for ages: 3-6