Not only was Shel Silverstein one of the funniest children’s book authors, he was also one of the most subversive. Through his irresistible rhymes, poems, and drawings, Silverstein made children feel like they were being spoken to as adults; and adults the chance to remember what it felt like to be a child.
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Also Known As:
Sheldon Allan Silverstein (full name)
Date of Birth:
September 25, 1930
Place of Birth:
Date of Death:
May 9, 1999
|Place of Death:
Key West, Florida
Chicago School of Fine Arts; University of Illinois (no degree)
Michigan Young Readers Award for Where the Sidewalk Ends; Grammy Award, Best Recording for Children for Where the Sidewalk Ends, 1984
|A Subversive Classic|
|Read and Hear Him||A Not-So Cowardly Lion|
|A Light in the Attic with CD (Audio)|
This now-classic collection of poetry and drawings from Silverstein celebrates its 20th anniversary with this special edition. With a CD of poems performed by the legendary poet, this is a true fan's delight.
|Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back|
In this lesser-known Silverstein classic, what starts out as a straightforward anti-hunting tale becomes a good more complicated for a lion who becomes a celebrity.
|Photo by Larry Moyer||