The Taking Tree

The Taking Tree

A Selfish Parody

Book - 2010
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We all know the story of the "selfless" tree that gave all she had just to make sure a young boy was "happy".
Snore. This is a different tree. This is a different boy. This is a very different book.
The Taking Tree is not so happy when the boy takes her twigs to pick on his sister, or takes her apples to sell for college (she's an oak tree for goodness sake), or when he cuts off her branches to build a house that he burns for insurance money. And the boy is not sorry at all. Ever. In fact, he's kind of a jerk. And the boy asks for more, and more, and more until the oak tree is so fed up she just can't take it any longer. While another story might end sweetly with an old man sitting on a stump. This one does not.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2010
ISBN: 9781442407633
1442407638
Branch Call Number: j 811.6 T781t 2010
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Cummins, Lucy Ruth - Illustrator

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bdls206
Jul 10, 2011

This was a funny parody, I think most people in their late twenties to mid thirties would enjoy this book.

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cori_s
Jun 22, 2011

It's a parody - make of it what you will. Then again, I've never liked The Giving Tree....

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taurusmom4s1116
Jun 03, 2011

Horrible book. Inappropriate for little kids! Should really be in adult section.

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bdls206
Jul 10, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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bdls206
Jul 10, 2011

A Parody of the classic children's book The Giving Tree.

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bdls206
Jul 10, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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bdls206
Jul 10, 2011

The tree said: I'm an Oak tree, when have you ever seen me grow apples?

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