Thursday, September 10, 2009

"Once, there was a tree..."

"...and she loved a little boy." Found via Spike Jonze's neat little blog We Love You So, this is the original 1973 animated version of Shel Silverstein's classic "The Giving Tree," narrated by the author himself.

Shel was a master poet and lyricist and a personal favorite of mine since a family friend gifted me a copy of "Where the Sidewalk Ends" as a child. I still have those dog-eared pages on my bookshelf.


Dedalus1947 said...

Thanks for the link. The story brought back wistful memories of early evenings when Kathy and I read this story to our children before they went to bed. Then days when our children would quote the story back to us. Then days when our children would visit and tell us they remembered the story.

I sent the link to to our two grown children, Prisa and Tonito. I hope it made them cry the way it did me.

Melly Mel said...

beautiful blog... i love it!