Things that inspire me to write #21: The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree

It’s sweet, simple, a pretty accurate portrayal of what it means to be a parent and according to the inscription scrawled across my mom’s copy, The Giving Tree is the first book I ever read.

Evidently Shel Silverstein‘s most well known publication set me off in the right direction, because not only do I still love to consume words, but make them too.

So thank you Giving Tree, my memories of grade one are a little foggy, but clearly you inspired me.

5 thoughts on “Things that inspire me to write #21: The Giving Tree

  1. I love Shel, and my daughters adore his style as well. Books are one of the few things in life you cannot consume too much of!

  2. I received “The Giving Tree” from my 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Beaudry. She wrote a wonderful note inside, just for me. The note still encourages me, and the book still makes me cry 20 years later.

    1. What a wonderful memory! This book is definitely one of the magical ones. Did you ever tell her how much you appreciated her gift?

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