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Sheldon Allan "Shel" Silverstein was a children's book author, poet, cartoonist, screenwriter, and singer-songwriter. Born in 1930, he grew up in Chicago and attended the University of Illinois, from which he was expelled. Silverstein later attended Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and Roosevelt University for three years until he was drafted into the U.S. Army. Having begun drawing cartoons as a child, his cartoons were published in Pacific Stars & Stripes while he served in Japan and Korea. Returning to Chicago, he sold hot dogs at ballparks while creating and selling his cartoons. Playboy sent him traveling around the world beginning in 1957 to create an illustrated travel journal. He published his cartoons in several collections. Silverstein's editor encouraged him to write children's poetry, and many of his first such works appeared in Playboy. As a songwriter, Silverstein has written many successful songs, including the Grammy-Award-winning "A Boy Named Sue" recorded by Johnny Cash. Silverstein's first children's book was published in 1963, but The Giving Tree was the book that made his reputation. His illustrated poetry collections, Where the Sidewalk Ends and The Light in the Attic, were also critical successes and bestsellers. Silverstein died in 1999.

Books by Shel Silverstein

The Giving Tree 0060256656 Book Cover

The Giving Tree

Shel Silverstein

$4.79 - $30.89

Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein 0060256672 Book Cover

Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein

$4.79 - $27.69

A Light in the Attic 0060256737 Book Cover

A Light in the Attic

Shel Silverstein

$4.49 - $20.37

Falling Up 0060248025 Book Cover

Falling Up

Shel Silverstein

$4.09 - $18.02

The Missing Piece 0590257617 Book Cover

The Missing Piece

Shel Silverstein

$5.79 - $16.30

Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook 0060256532 Book Cover

Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook

Shel Silverstein

$3.99 - $17.07

A Giraffe and a Half 0590471643 Book Cover

A Giraffe and a Half

Shel Silverstein

$4.99 - $16.29

Every Thing On It 0061998168 Book Cover

Every Thing On It

Shel Silverstein

$5.29 - $17.96

The Missing Piece Meets the Big O 0060256575 Book Cover

The Missing Piece Meets the Big O

Shel Silverstein

$6.09 - $52.99

Don't Bump the Glump and Other Fantasies 0061493384 Book Cover

Don't Bump the Glump and Other Fantasies

Shel Silverstein

$4.89 - $6.09

Lafcadio, The Lion Who Shot Back 0060256753 Book Cover

Lafcadio, The Lion Who Shot Back

Shel Silverstein

$5.39 - $15.34

Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros? 0027826902 Book Cover

Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?

Shel Silverstein

$3.99 - $30.19

Uncle Shelby's ABZ Book 067121148X Book Cover

Uncle Shelby's ABZ Book

Shel Silverstein

$5.49

Runny Babbit Returns: Another Billy Sook 0062479857 Book Cover

Runny Babbit Returns: Another Billy Sook

Shel Silverstein

$5.09 - $9.29

Different Dances 0060554304 Book Cover

Different Dances

Shel Silverstein

$14.59 - $29.55

Where the Sidewalk Ends/Every Thing On It: Poems and Drawings by Shel Silverstein 0062495860 Book Cover

Where the Sidewalk Ends/Every Thing On It: Poems and Drawings by Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein

Out of Stock

An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein 0822218739 Book Cover

An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein

Out of Stock

Draw A Skinny Elephant 0060280530 Book Cover

Draw A Skinny Elephant

Shel Silverstein

Out of Stock

Playboy's Silverstein Around the World 0743290240 Book Cover

Playboy's Silverstein Around the World

Shel Silverstein

Out of Stock

Oh Hell 0573692548 Book Cover

Oh Hell

Shel Silverstein

$15.87

Shel's Shorts 0822218976 Book Cover

Shel's Shorts

Shel Silverstein

Out of Stock

Poems and Drawings: Slipcase 3-Book Box Set 0060511494 Book Cover

Poems and Drawings: Slipcase 3-Book Box Set

Shel Silverstein

Out of Stock

Shel Silverstein, Stories and Drawings (The Giving Tree and A Giraffe and a Half - Set of 2 Books in Case) 006210005X Book Cover

Shel Silverstein, Stories and Drawings (The Giving Tree and A Giraffe and a Half - Set of 2 Books in Case)

Shel Silverstein

Out of Stock

Take Ten B0007K1Z0C Book Cover

Take Ten

Shel Silverstein

Out of Stock

おおきな木 4751525409 Book Cover

おおきな木

Shel Silverstein

Out of Stock

Shel Silverstein Collection (A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Where the Sidewalk Ends) 5541285240 Book Cover

Shel Silverstein Collection (A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Where the Sidewalk Ends)

Shel Silverstein

Out of Stock

Uncle Shelby's Abz Book: A Primer for Adults Only 0063139677 Book Cover

Uncle Shelby's Abz Book: A Primer for Adults Only

Shel Silverstein

Releases Mon Feb 14 2022

Matematicas a Culaquier Hora ("Matematicas A Culquier Hora: Antologia Para La Lectura En Voz Alta) 0153061162 Book Cover

Matematicas a Culaquier Hora ("Matematicas A Culquier Hora: Antologia Para La Lectura En Voz Alta)

Shel Silverstein

Out of Stock

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