The Giving Tree Quotes

15 of the best book quotes from The Giving Tree
  1. #1
    Once there was a tree, and she loved a little boy.
  2. #2
    “And every day the boy would come and he would gather her leaves and play king of the forest.”
  3. #3
    “He would climb up her trunk and swing from her branches and eat apples.”
  4. #4
    “And they would play hide and go seek and when he was tired, he would sleep in her shade.”
  5. #5
    ″‘I am too big to climb and play,’ said the boy. ‘I want to buy things and have fun. I want some money. Can you give me some money?‘”
  6. #6
    “Then you will have money and you will be happy.”
  7. #7
    “And the tree was happy . . .”
  1. #8
    ″‘Come, Boy,’ she whispered, ‘come and play.‘”
  2. #9
    “I am too old and sad to play.”
  3. #10
    “I want a boat that will take me far away from here.”
  4. #11
    “Then you can sail away . . .
    and be happy.”
  5. #12
    “I wish that I could give you something . . .
    but I have nothing left.”
  6. #13
    “I don’t need very much now.”
  7. #14
    “And the boy loved the tree . . . very much. And the tree was happy.”
  8. #15
    ″You may cut off my branches and build a house. Then you will be happy.”

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