Shel Silverstein

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Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein was born on September 25, 1930 in Chicago, IL.He died May 10, 1999.Expelled from University of Illinois, attended the Chicago Acadamy of fine arts, and then drafted into the army.No publisher wanted to publish "The Giving Tree"Was a keading cartoonist in Playboy before he started writing childeren's books

Shel Silverstein

A detailed list of Silverstein's books and works

Learning resources for parents and teachers

Fun and games page for kids

Uncle Shelby's ABZ Book (1961)Lafcadio:The Lion Who Shot Back (1963)The Giving Tree (1964)Don't Bump the Glump (1964)Where the Sidewalk Ends (1974)The Missing Piece (1976)Different Dances (1979)A Light in the Attic (1981)Falling Up (1987)Runny RabbitShel Silverstein's Playboy CartoonsEverything On It


Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel SilversteinA collection of short poems and cartoons for childrenGrades 3-5, Collective Poetry 1974, Silverstein claimed that he was no longer doing interviews unless they were on his terms.Silverstein did not want to do children's booksLafcadio, The Lion Who Shot Back is his favorite work.

The Giving Tree By Shel Silverstein.The giving tree is about a boy who plays on a tree and eats it's apples. The tree loved the boy. As the boy grew older, he wanted more from the tree and the tree kept giving until it could'nt give anymore.Grades K-3, Picturebook, Fable, fantasy.

Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back by Shel SilversteinThe young lion eats a hunter, steals his gun, and becomes the best shooter in the world.Grades 3-5Picturebook, Fantasy

Falling Up by Shel SilversteinA collection of poems and cartoons.Grades 3-5Collective Poetry

A Light in the Attic by Shel SilversteinA collection of poems and cartoonsGrades 3-5, Collective poetry


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