Semiotics: Trees

By Christopher Zoukis In The Giving Tree Shel Silverstein wrote:  “He would climb up her trunk and swing from her branches and eat apples.  And they would play hide-and-go-seek.  And when he was tired, he would sleep in her shade.  And the boy loved the tree … very much.  And the tree was happy.” The […]

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Benjamin Bunny

By Christopher Zoukis Hasenmatz will fliegen is the title of the story in Germany, where it was first published.  It was written and illustrated by Rolf Fanger and Ulrike Moltgen.  In English the title is Benjamin Bunny Learns to Fly. It’s a story for children.  Benjamin Bunny decides he would like to fly like his […]

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The Giving Tree

By Christopher Zoukis Image courtesy everydaylanguage.qwriting.qc.cuny.edu- His name was Shel Silverstein and, like Sonny Liston, he was discovered dead in his home.  When his housekeepers left one Friday, he was fine.  Returning the following Monday, they found Shel lying on the floor.  Somewhere in that three-day window he died. He also wrote a children’s book […]

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