The Giving Tree tells the story of a boy and a tree that grow old together, but as the boy grows older he becomes more needy and the tree gives him more and more. Eventually all the tree can give is a stump, but that is what the boy needs in the end. This book could be used in the classroom to begin discussion about what we should be more grateful for. I think this book is great for all elementary levels and is Lexile Level - 530. Great read for the classroom.