Who is Shel Silverstein

Sheldon Allan Silverstein (; September 25, 1930 – May 10, 1999) was an American writer, poet, cartoonist, songwriter, and playwright. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Silverstein briefly attended university before being drafted into the United States Army. Though perhaps best known for his children's books, Silverstein did not limit his audience to children. During his rise to prominence in the 1950s, his illustrations were published in various newspapers and magazines, notably the adult-oriented Playboy. He also wrote a satirical, adult-oriented alphabet book, Uncle Shelby's ABZ Book, under the stylized name "Uncle Shelby", which he used as an occasional pen name.

As a children's author, some of his most acclaimed works include The Giving Tree, Where the Sidewalk Ends, and...
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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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Inspiredus: "anything can happen, child. anything can be."- shel silverstein
Mattmcclellan1r: everyone acts shocked about shel silverstein writing “a boy named sue”. but, have you all heard randy newman? before pixar was a thing, this guy was writing some of the best biting satirical songs. songs that make “you’ve got a friend in me” feel off after you hear them.
Emilyvemealone: shel silverstein be like it’s giving tree
Librarybookbot: ‘she had blue skin, / and so did he. / he kept it hid / and so did she. / they searched for blue / their whole life through, / then passed right by - / and never knew.’ — shel silverstein, every thing on it
Lexlmerrill: underface by shel silverstein underneath my outside face there's a face that none can see. a little less smiley, a little less sure, but a whole lot more like me
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The Light That Is Felt
 by John Greenleaf Whittier

A tender child of summers three,
Seeking her little bed at night,
Paused on the dark stair timidly.
'Oh, mother! Take my hand,' said she,
'And then the dark will all be light.'

We older children grope our way
From dark behind to dark before;
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