Interesting Facts Of Shel Silverstein  

Shel Silverstein is a famous author who wrote mainly for children. His birthplace is Chicago. He was born in the year 1932 on September 25. Before writing for kids, he drew cartoons for famous agencies like Stripes and Pacific Stars. He also worked for the army for sometime. He has written songs and plays as well.

"A Boy Named Sue" is a popular number sung by Johnny Cash. The lyrics were written by Silverstein. Another popular lyrical work is "The Cover of the Rollin' Stone" for Dr. Hook. His music composition for the film “Postcards from the Edge” won him a nomination for the prestigious Academy Award.

During the 1960s, Tomi Ungerer, a close friend of Silverstein, encourage him to write stories for children. He was an author himself and also illustrated some popular Children’s books.

Silverstein’s first story book was titled “Lafcadio: The Lion Who Shot Back”. It was published in the year 1963. He further wrote a good number of best selling books. “The Giving Tree” published in 1964, “Where the Sidewalk Ends” released in 1974, “A light in the attic” which came out in the year 1981 and “Falling up” of 1996 won him awards.

His works are filled with fun and has a tinge of naughtiness which makes him popular among children. Over eighteen million copies of his works have been sold so far. Some of his popular stories have been translated and released in 20 languages.

Silverstein expired in the year 1999 on May 9. He resided in Florida during his last years.

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Life-Of-Shel-Silverstein      Shel Silverstein was a celebrated and notable poet, author, story writer, song writer and screenplay writer. He was multi-talented and most of his works were for the children. He was very popular for his children’s books. Some of them are The Giving Tree, A Light in the Attic and Falling Up. He ended becoming a popular author of his time very quickly. More..




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