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By A Customer
This review is from: The Selfish Giant (Picture Puffin) (Paperback)
It took me a long time to remember the title of this book. I can remember reading it a long, long time ago when I was about 5 or 6 and loving it. The story has never left my mind and never will. At the time I had no idea who Oscar Wilde was but I think that it is to his credit that he wrote such an imaginative moral tale so beautifully for children. It was also one of the saddest, yet most life-affirming and honest endings I had ever read. In a way, it was books like these that got me interested in writing; knowing that there were other, more apt ways to finish other than the generic happy ending was especially eye-opening.
An all-round great.