Children’s classic ‘The Giving Tree’ to become e-book

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014. Filed under: Apps Books Entertainment
"The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein (1964) ©All Rights Reserved

“The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein (1964)
©All Rights Reserved

(Relaxnews) – Celebrating the book’s 50th anniversary, Shel Silverstein’s”The Giving Tree” will be released as an e-book for the first time ever on February 18.

1964 saw four of Silverstein’s works released to the public: “A Giraffe and a Half,” “Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?” and “Uncle Shelby’s Zoo” accompanied by “The Giving Tree,” following Silverstein’s debut as a children’s author the year before.

Multiple interpretations have been extracted from “The Giving Tree,” which centers around the relationship between a young boy and a talking tree.

Despite Silverstein’s fondness for print — and the fact that he never allowed his books to appear in paperback — “The Giving Tree” e-book will be the first Silverstein book to be released digitally.

“It was important to make this amazing book available to kids who primarily use e-readers and tablets and wouldn’t see it otherwise,” reasoned his nephew Mitch Myers.


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