ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Anne Broyles is a writer and United Methodist minister who also contributes to both Pockets magazine and Merrimack Valley Magazine. Her picture books have won such awards as a Teachers' Choice Award and recognition on the McNaughton List. A graduate of the University of Arizona with a BA in French and speech and a minor in drama, Broyles is also a member of the New England chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She currently lives in North Andover, Massachusetts.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
K. E. Lewis is the resident cartoonist for Cobblestone magazine and an animator for Dig It!, an education program out of Seattle, Washington. She has illustrated several books and is well regarded for her skills as an animation artist and graphic designer. A member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the Puget Sound Beekeepers Association, she has previously served as an interpreter for Siberian shamans visiting Russia and written for children's radio. Lewis lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband, son, two cats, four chickens, and forty thousand honeybees.
Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein's poignant picture book for readers of all ages has offered a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return.
Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, and of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit.
And don't miss Runny Babbit Returns, the new book from Shel Silverstein!