Light in the Attic

A Light in the Attic

by Shel Silverstein
     
 

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Shel Silverstein's poems exist within the same timeless canon of children's classics as Where the Wild Things Are, James and the Giant Peach, and Alice in Wonderland. Like an Edward Gorey illustration come to life, this wonderfully imaginative collection of poems, songs, and post-'60s hippie rhetoric bristles with

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Shel Silverstein's poems exist within the same timeless canon of children's classics as Where the Wild Things Are, James and the Giant Peach, and Alice in Wonderland. Like an Edward Gorey illustration come to life, this wonderfully imaginative collection of poems, songs, and post-'60s hippie rhetoric bristles with unguarded enthusiasm and Willy Wonka-esque grandstanding. Silverstein is a gifted storyteller whose animated -- and undeniably creepy -- voice can light up a room. Like Lewis Carroll's Cheshire Cat, he surveys each situation with a winning combination of menace and whimsy, utilizing his experiences as a composer and producer to punctuate his verse with quirky melodies and sound effects. When he chooses to sing, like on "The Dragon of Grindly Grun," he retains the mad wink that fuels spoken pieces like "The Sitter" and "Zebra Question," experimenting with inflections like a junkie whose fix is the human personality.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/24/2009
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886973528020
catalogNumber:
735280
Rank:
1456

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Tracks

  1. A Light in the Attic
  2. Bear in There
  3. Rock N' Roll Band
  4. Eight Balloons
  5. The Sitter
  6. Quick Trip
  7. How Not to Have to Dry the Dishes
  8. Squishy Touch
  9. Little Abigail and the Beautiful Pony
  10. Homework Machine
  11. Crowded Tub
  12. Almost Perfect
  13. Prehistoric
  14. Examination
  15. Kidnapped
  16. The Dragon of Grindly Grun
  17. Ladies First
  18. Picture Puzzle Piece
  19. Signals
  20. The Little Boy and the Old Man
  21. Clarence
  22. Hula Eel
  23. Nobody
  24. Peckin'
  25. God's Wheel
  26. Zebra Question
  27. Tryin' on Clothes
  28. Anteater
  29. Fancy Dive
  30. Whatif
  31. Backward Bill
  32. Friendship
  33. Captain Blackbeard Did What?
  34. Monsters I've Met
  35. Ations
  36. Hitting
  37. The Toad and the Kangaroo
  38. Twistable, Turnable Man
  39. Outside or Underneath?

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