The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

The Giving Tree

Shel Silverstein

fiction childrens classics emotional hopeful medium-paced

64 pages | first published 1964

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The Giving Tree, a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein, has been a classic favorite for generations.Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein's po...
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Moods

emotional 63%
reflective 60%
sad 54%
inspiring 27%
lighthearted 26%
hopeful 15%
relaxing 8%
dark 5%
challenging 3%
informative 3%
adventurous 1%
funny 1%
tense 1%

Pace

fast 75%
medium 20%
slow 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 45% | A mix: 22% | Plot: 22% | N/A: 8%

Strong character development?

No: 38% | Yes: 23% | It's complicated: 22% | N/A: 14%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 38% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 22% | N/A: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 67% | N/A: 15% | It's complicated: 10% | Yes: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 75% | N/A: 11% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 6%

Average rating

4.26

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