Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein



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Shel Silverstein by Michael Gray Baughan

Shel Silverstein was a songwriter, playwright, and cartoonist, but he is best known for his poetry and books for children, including The Giving Tree and A Light in the Attic. Always thought provoking and sometimes controversial, Silverstein's writing was accompanied by his distinctive art, making his books memorable and appealing to children and adults alike. Silverstein did not start out as a children's book writer. He first pursued many other avenues, all while living a fascinating and unusual lifestyle. Shel Silverstein tells his story, from his childhood in Chicago through his development and success as an artist and a writer. Much like Silverstein's own work, his tale is both amusing and inspiring.

About the Author:
Michael Gray Baughan is a freelance author and researcher

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791096765
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/28/2008
Series: Who Wrote That? Series
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 11 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword   Kyle Zimmer     6
The Multitalented Misfit     11
The Zookeeper     25
The Fabulist     35
The Songwriter     43
The Poet-Illustrator     61
The Shapeshifter     71
Different Dances     81
Falling Up and Checking Out     91
Chronology     104
Notes     106
Works by Shel Silverstein     108
Popular Books     109
Popular Characters     110
Major Awards     111
Bibliography     112
Further Reading     114
Index     116

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