Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk . . . and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave. This moving parable for readers of all ages offers an affecting interpretation of the gift of giving and acceptance of another’s capacity to love in return. It also illustrates the importance of responsible stewardship and how much we receive from nature.