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Shel Silverstein

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     Shel Silverstein
About Me:  


  I was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 25, 1932.  I spent/spend my time doodling and writing. I am not just a poet; I am also an author, poet, songwriter, illustrator, playwright and composer.
Things I’ve done:
·        1950’s I joined the U.S. Army Corp
·        Drew cartoons for the military magazine Stars and Stripes
·        Wrote children books for Harper’s Department of Books for Boys and Girls
·        Wrote songs for bands
My Favorite Saying: 
"I know a way to stay friends forever, There's really nothing to it, I tell you what to do, And you do it."
~Shel Silverstein~
Songs I’ve Written:
  • A Boy Named Sue - performed by Johnny Cash
  • One's on the Way - performed by Loretta Lynn
  • Cover of the Rolling Stone - performed by Dr Hook


Plays I’ve Written:


  • "One Tennis Shoe"
  • "Bus Stop"
  • "Going Once"
  • "The Best Daddy"
  • "The Lifeboat is Sinking"
  • "Smile"
  • "Wash and Dry"
  • "Thinking Up a New Name for the Act"
  • "Buy One, Get One Free"
  • "Blind Willie and the Talking Dog"


Books I’ve Written:



My Friends:

  • Tomi Ungerer - Introduced me to his editor, Ursula Nordstrom




The Giving Tree

Analysis of The Giving Tree by Chris


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Sources Cited


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Page last updated on May 8, 1999




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