Who is Shel Silverstein

Sheldon Allan "Shel" Silverstein /ˈsɪlvərstiːn/ (September 25, 1930 – May 10, 1999) was an American writer known for his cartoons, songs, and children's books. He styled himself as Uncle Shelby in some works. His books have been translated into more than 30 languages and have sold more than 20 million copies. He was the recipient of two Grammy Awards, as well as Golden Globe Award and Academy Award nominations.

Early life Born into a Jewish family, Silverstein grew up in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago, attended Roosevelt High School and, later, the University of Illinois, from which he was expelled. He then enrolled in the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts which he was attending when he was drafted into the United States Army. He served in Japan ...
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Shel Silverstein Poems

  • Der Verlierer
    Mama sagte, ich würde meinen Kopf verlieren
    wenn es nicht befestigt war.
    Heute war es wohl nicht
    Denn beim Spielen mit meinem Cousin ...
  • El Perdedor
    Mamá dijo que perdería la cabeza
    si no estaba fijado
    Hoy supongo que no fue
    porque mientras jugaba con mi primo ...
  • Le Perdant
    Maman a dit que je perdrais la tête
    s'il n'était pas fixé.
    Aujourd'hui je suppose que ce n'était pas
    Parce qu'en jouant avec mon cousin ...
  • Terrible
    Quelqu'un a mangé le bébé.
    C'est plutôt triste à dire.
    Quelqu'un a mangé le bébé
    Alors elle ne sera pas dehors pour jouer. ...
  • Schrecklich
    Jemand hat das Baby gegessen.
    Es ist ziemlich traurig zu sagen.
    Jemand hat das Baby gegessen
    Sie wird also nicht zum Spielen ausgehen. ...
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Never 49 Time 44 Away 36 I Love You 34 Love 34 Long 32 Hear 31 Night 30 Head 28 Baby 26


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