Arbor Alma (The Giving Tree in Latin)by Shel Silverstein, Terence O. Tunberg (Translator), Jennifer Morrish Tunberg (Translator)
The Giving Tree is Shel Silverstein's simple yet
An evocative parable, The Giving Tree-the story of a lifelong relationship between a boy and the tree who happily responds to the boy's every need -is retold in Latin in Arbor alma. This edition features the original artwork of Shel Silverstein and a translation in a style that echoes the spirit of The Giving Tree.
The Giving Tree is Shel Silverstein's simple yet profound telling of a lifelong relationship between a boy and a nurturing tree. The boy becomes an old man, and, from branches to trunk, diminishes the tree's stature with his requests-or does he? This tender tale has invited generations of readers, young and old, to ponder what it means to give and what, to receive.
The Giving Tree is here rendered in exquisite Latin, a language whose own simple grandeur complements that of Silverstein's original story and illustrations. Arbor Alma adds one more dimension to this multifaceted classic. This Latin-language edition is a welcome, all-occasion gift, a delightful way to revisit a treasured tale, and an enjoyable way to refresh your high school Latin.
*originally published in English by HarperCollins Publishers, New York, 1964.
- Exquisite Latin translation in a style that echoes the spirit of the original
- Original artwork of Shel Silverstein
- Latin-to-English vocabulary
- Note on the translation and the translators
- Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc.
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- Product dimensions:
- 7.34(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.49(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 8 Years
- Date of Birth:
- September 25, 1930
- Date of Death:
- May 10, 1999
- Place of Birth:
- Chicago, Illinois
- Place of Death:
- Key West, Florida
- Chicago School of Fine Arts; University of Illinois (no degree)
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I was first introduced to "The Giving Tree" as a child, and always loved the beautiful story of a caring tree who goes to great lengths for a little boy. Just recently, I was given a copy of "Arbor Alma: The Giving Tree in Latin." The translation not only brought back childhood memories but also brought a renewed passion to the story. With some high school Latin, and a glossary in the back of the book, I found the story straightforward but still demonstrative of the flexibility of Latin in regards to word order and phrasing. I would highly recommend "Arbor Alma" to younger children as a touching story, and also to adults as an introduction to the beauty and complexity of the Latin language, which has so shaped our culture today. The transformed "Arbor Alma" gives the childhood classic new life through a beautiful language.