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Shel Silverstein (1930–1999)

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The most popular current writer of humorous verse for children, Shel Silverstein was born in Chicago, Illinois, has been married and divorced, has one daughter, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. His career includes composing popular songs, drawing cartoons, writing many adult articles näytä lisää (several for Playboy), and acting. However, he is best known for his self-illustrated children's poetry. His first such book was Uncle Shelby's Story of Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back (1963), the humorous tale of a lion who turns the tables on hunters. It was followed by The Giving Tree (1964), a story of a parentlike tree that gives endlessly and is endlessly used by its son. Several other such picture books followed, including The Missing Piece (1976), about a circle that goes in search of a missing piece, and its sequel, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O (1981). However, two collections of poetry are probably his best-loved work: Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein (1974), and A Light in the Attic (1981). All of Silverstein's poetry for children employs the language play common to Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear. Silverstein is probably the best of the contemporary nonsense poets for children. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

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Tekijän teokset

Antelias puu (1964) 19,156 kappaletta, 1,016 arvostelua
Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings (1974) 16,061 kappaletta, 477 arvostelua
A Light in the Attic: Poems and Drawings (1981) 10,817 kappaletta, 204 arvostelua
Falling Up: Poems and Drawings (1996) 7,997 kappaletta, 197 arvostelua
Where the Sidewalk Ends Special Edition with 12 Extra Poems (2004) 4,785 kappaletta, 201 arvostelua
Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook (2005) 2,542 kappaletta, 69 arvostelua
The Missing Piece (1976) 2,265 kappaletta, 56 arvostelua
A Giraffe and a Half (1964) — Kansikuvataiteilija, eräät painokset; Kuvittaja — 1,823 kappaletta, 56 arvostelua
Every Thing On It (2011) 1,599 kappaletta, 79 arvostelua
A Light in the Attic Special Edition with 12 New Poems (2009) 1,390 kappaletta, 85 arvostelua
The Missing Piece Meets the Big O (1981) 1,251 kappaletta, 24 arvostelua
Lafcadio, The Lion Who Shot Back (1963) 1,029 kappaletta, 10 arvostelua
Don't Bump the Glump!: And Other Fantasies (1964) 746 kappaletta, 30 arvostelua
Uncle Shelby's ABZ Book: A Primer for Adults Only (1961) 729 kappaletta, 14 arvostelua
Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros? (1964) 724 kappaletta, 29 arvostelua
Arbor Alma/the Giving Tree (2002) 241 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Runny Babbit Returns: Another Billy Sook (2017) 233 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
Different Dances 25th Anniversary Edition (1979) 195 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Falling Up Special Edition: With 12 New Poems (2015) 140 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Where the Sidewalk Ends / Every Thing On It (2016) 111 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein - Acting Edition (2003) 79 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Playboy's Silverstein Around the World (2007) 68 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Shel Silverstein: Poems and Drawings: Slipcase 3-Book Box Set (1974) — Tekijä — 68 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Draw a Skinny Elephant (1999) 44 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Shel's Shorts (2003) 29 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Where the sidewalk ends 15 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Playboy's Teevee Jeebies (1963) 11 kappaletta
Now Heres My Pln P (1690) 10 kappaletta
Take Ten (1955) 9 kappaletta
Grab Your Socks! (1956) 8 kappaletta
More Playboy's Teevee Jeebies (1965) 6 kappaletta
Falling up (Audio) 5 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Best of Shel Silverstein (2005) 4 kappaletta
新装 ぼくを探しに (1979) 3 kappaletta
I'm Checkin' Out 3 kappaletta
The Smoke-Off 2 kappaletta
My Enemy 2 kappaletta
The Guilty Party 2 kappaletta
For What She Had Done 2 kappaletta
The Unicorn (1968) 2 kappaletta
“Sick” 1 kappale
Pancake? 1 kappale
Songs and Stories (2003) 1 kappale
Eight Balloons 1 kappale
The Giving tree 1 kappale
Top Cat 1 kappale
Me and My Giant 1 kappale
Inside Folk Songs (2008) 1 kappale
The Enemy 1 kappale
For Rachel 1 kappale
Snowball 1 kappale
Hippo Sandwich 1 kappale
New St. Nick 1 kappale
The End 1 kappale

Associated Works

My Dog Does My Homework! (2004) — Avustaja — 892 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
Free to Be... You and Me (1974) — Avustaja — 491 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
Beware! (2002) — Avustaja — 233 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
The Best American Mystery Stories 2000 (2000) — Avustaja — 141 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
6th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1961) — Kuvittaja — 126 kappaletta
Murder for Love (1996) — Avustaja — 93 kappaletta
Good Morning To You, Valentine: Poems For Valentine's Day (1976) — Avustaja — 71 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
Murder for Revenge (1998) — Avustaja — 71 kappaletta
Laugh Lines: Short Comic Plays (2007) — Avustaja — 62 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Signet Book of Short Plays (2004) — Avustaja — 28 kappaletta
Monster Poems (1976) — Avustaja — 24 kappaletta
The Village voice reader; a mixed bag from the Greenwich Village newspaper (1963) — Kuvittaja — 21 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Report from Practically Nowhere (1959) — Kuvittaja — 18 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Don Quixote [1972 album] (1972) — Säveltäjä — 11 kappaletta
Playboy Magazine | May 1963 (1963) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 2, October 1976 (1976) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Playboy Magazine | October 1963 | Teddi Smith (1963) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Playboy Magazine | January 1979 | 25th Anniversary Issue (1979) — Kuvittaja — 3 kappaletta
De krokodil met kiespijn en andere sprookjes (1996) — Tekijä — 1 kappale
Paradox, Dec. 1999 (1999) — Avustaja — 1 kappale

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Selfish asshole leeches off of a sentient tree who needs to get some boundaries
 
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CoffeeAndRamune | 1,015 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 9, 2024 |
The Giving Tree Written by Shel Silverstein
 
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OmarAlKhaledMohammad | 1,015 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 26, 2024 |
A young boy grows to manhood and old age experiencing the love and generosity of a tree which gives to him without thought of return.
 
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salem.colorado | 1,015 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 22, 2024 |
In years to come, it may well be commonplace for students of literature to reflect on Shel Silverstein as one of America’s greatest 20th-century poets. All of his books are beloved and revered, but the style which makes them so is perhaps best exemplified in A Light in the Attic. While a surface-level reading—indeed, as most children approach Silverstein’s work—finds the short poems funny and madcap, it is their surprising depth which will ensure their longevity. Take, for example, the metaphysics of “Reflection” or the proverbial nature of the catch-22 situation presented in “Anchored.” The poems are short enough (some are no more than 3 lines) to be enjoyed by the youngest readers, but their poignant, sometimes haunting, complexity makes them life-long favorites.… (lisätietoja)
 
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