Be­comes e-book at 50

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CEL­E­BRAT­ING the book’s 50th an­niver­sary, Shel Sil­ver­stein’s chil­dren’s clas­sic The Giv­ing Tree will be re­leased as an e-book for the first time ever on Feb 18.

The year 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 cen­tres on 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 ebook 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. – AFP Re­laxnews

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