Individual Author Record
Name: Shel SilversteinPen Name: None Genre: Born: in Bronx, New York Sites:
Illinois ConnectionShel Silverstein grew up on Palmer Street in Chicago and attended Darwin Elementary, Roosevelt High School, University Of Illinois and Roosevelt University. He was a lifelong White Sox fan and worked as a hotdog vendor at the original Comiskey Park when he was young. His popularity with both the young and the old, and connection to his birthplace, all came together on July 13, 2009, when Millennium Park celebrated its 5th birthday with a night of song and spoken word in his honor called SHELabration.
Biographical and Professional InformationShel Silverstein was a poet, songwriter, composer, cartoonist, screenwriter and children's writer.
- Falling up, Harper Collins, 2003
- The Giving Tree, Harper, 1964
- Where the Sidewalk Ends, The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein, Harper, 1974
- The Missing Piece, Harper, 1976
- Different Dances, Harper, 1979
- A Light in the Attic, Harper, 1981
- The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, Harper, 1981
- Poetry Galore and More, Upstart Library, 1993
- Runny Babbit, Harper Collins, 1996
- Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros, Simon & Schuster, 2002
- Uncle Shelby`s Zoo, Don`t Bump the Glump, Simon & Schuster, 1964
Titles At Your Library
ISBN: 0060513098 Harpercollins Childrens Books. 2003
Millie McDeevit screamed a scream
Poor Screamin' Millie is just one of the unforgettable characters in this wondrous new book of poems and drawings by the creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic. Here you will also meet Allison Beals and her twenty-five eelsDanny O'Dare, the dancin' bear the Human Balloon and Headphone Harold.
So come, wander through the Nose Garden, ride the Little Hoarse, eat in the Strange Restaurant, and let the magic of Shel Silverstein open your eyes and tickle your mind.
The Giving Tree
ISBN: 0060840986 HarperCollins. 2005
From Shel Silverstein, New York Times bestselling author of Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic, comes a poignant picture book about love and acceptance, cherished for over fifty years. This household classic is perfect for both young readers and lifelong fans.
"Once there was a tree...and she loved a little boy."
So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein. This moving parable for all ages offers a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return.
Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk...and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gave. This is a tender story, touched with sadness, aglow with consolation.
Light in the Attic
ISBN: 0060513063 Harpercollins Childrens Books. 2002 A collection of poems and drawings features an assortment of characters, including Almost Perfect Mary Hume and The Turnable Twistable Man.
Runny Babbit CD: A Billy Sook
ISBN: 0060823968 HarperFestival. 2005
Runny Babbit lent to wunch
From the legendary creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, and The Giving Tree comes an unforgettable new character in children's literature.
Welcome to the world of Runny Babbit and his friends Toe Jurtle, Skertie Gunk, Rirty Dat, Dungry Hog, Snerry Jake, and many others who speak a topsy-turvy language all their own.
So if you say, "Let's bead a rook
Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?
ISBN: 0689851138 Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 2002 Looking for a new pet? Bored with cats, dogs, goldfish, gerbils, and hamsters? How about a cheap rhinoceros?
Shel Silverstein's loving look at the joys of rhino ownership may convince you to be the one lucky kid to take home this very, very unusual pet.
Don't Bump the Glump!: And Other Fantasies
ISBN: 0061493384 HarperCollins Publishers. 2014
Don't Bump the Glump! turns fifty! A commemorative gold anniversary sticker graces Shel Silverstein's first poetry collection, celebrating fifty years since publication. This, his only book in full color, was published the same year as his famous classic The Giving Tree.
Filled with stunning ink and watercolor illustrations, Don't Bump the Glump! is bursting with Shel Silverstein's unique imagination and bold brand of humor. Are you ready to be astonished, tickled, and entertained by this most unusual bestiary of silly and amazing creatures?
Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator started with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, as well as of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit.
And don't miss Runny Babbit Returns, the new book from Shel Silverstein!