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Hardcover Arbor Alma : The Giving Tree in Latin Book

ISBN: 0865164991

ISBN13: 9780865164994

Arbor Alma : The Giving Tree in Latin

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The Giving Tree is here rendered in exquisite Latin, a language whose own simple grandeur complements that of Silverstein's original story and illustrations. Features: Exquisite Latin translation Original artwork of Shel Silverstein Latin-to-English vocabulary Note on the translation and the translators.

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8 ratings


I purchased this book for my nephew and when it came I immediately noticed that it did not have a cd in it. Also the book was extremely bent on the lower right side..

The perfect lesson for children

This book is one of my childhood favorites. As a child, I remember loving the story, but now as a mother of three I love it even more. This is such a sweet book and teaches children the most beautiful lesson they will need to learn in life. Simple pictures yet beautiful enough to capture the story. My children love this story just as much as I did and I hope in the future they will read it to their children.

This is a must for everyone- children and adults alike

This cautionary tale helps to drive home the point of selfishness and the slow realization of how not to take others for granted.

Wonderful Book!!!!

This is a wonderful book! It is a great read to me, or read with me book! It offers a unique perspective on giving. It teaches that without balance there is no reward in giving for either the giver or the receiver. It shows the child that by taking without limits brings no happiness, and only creates a hunger for more. It also teaches the child that giving without limits has it's consequences to the giver. Overall it is a great story with a good moral lesson. My children absolutely loved this book! It will remain on our bookshelf for a long time to come!

A cautionary tale?

I read the same symposium that someone else mentioned hereIt set me to thinking about this book (which I still love) in ways Ihadn't before. If you look at this story as the boy's story and not the tree's, it's possible to see it as a cautionary tale. Remember, the Tree keeps saying, "Take this or that, and then you will be happy." But after chidhood, does the boy ever seem happy? Even after he's attained the wife and family he's looked for, he wants to build a boat to sail away, being "too old and sad to play". (Although, in all fairness, maybe tragedy took his spouse from him.) At the end, he looks dejected and worn. Could Shel have been issuing a warning that anyone who does nothing but take will never be truly content? Perhaps if the boy had learned to give in return, he would have had a more contented life.Although I do see the boy as finally learning his lesson toward the end. When he returns to the stump at the end, he has to know that the tree has nothing left to give. But he is finally ready to give the tree the only thing she ever asked of him...companionship. I kinda see in the old man's face a realization of what he's done and a repentance.There's another metaphor for this as well...the metaphor of parent to child. How many children never see or appreciate the sacrifices their parents have made for them till it is too late, or almost too late? This could have been another warning Shel was issuing. END

Never a book so simple can touch so many.

You might think I am silly, I am a 26 year old guitarist in a metal band, and in the professional wrestling biz. And if there is one thing that rarly happenes to me is something that would make me cry. One day, I was at a Walmart with a friend of mine, and as he was scanning through the Hot Wheels (he collects them), I was roamin through and decided to pick up a book that was sitting on on a rack near the board games aisle, that one is none other than "The Giving Tree". So so I decided to scam through it then somehow I started to carefully read it. Then those words and pictures started to touch me. I finished reading it and went home. That book was in my mind for a good long while. Then as I came in to this website, and read those reviews about a book so beutiful I started to cry. That story is a type of vision I cannot shake off. This is the most touching book I have ever read. Something so simple, but yet it touched this Gen Xer pro wrestler. Get this book, I guarantee it will touch you.

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Published by Beth Clark • May 31, 2018

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The Giving Tree in How We Choose Books as Gifts
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The Giving Tree in Your Favorite Picture Books
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