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Shel Silverstein (1930–1999)

Autor(a) de The Giving Tree

111+ Works 73,299 Membros 2,581 Reviews 153 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais (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) mostrar menos

Séries

Obras de Shel Silverstein

The Giving Tree (1964) 18,859 cópias
Falling Up: Poems and Drawings (1996) 7,905 cópias
Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook (2005) 2,516 cópias
The Missing Piece (1976) 2,223 cópias
A Giraffe and a Half (1657) — Artista da capa, algumas edições; Ilustrador — 1,792 cópias
Every Thing On It (2011) 1,563 cópias
The Missing Piece Meets the Big O (1981) 1,232 cópias
Lafcadio, The Lion Who Shot Back (1963) 1,008 cópias
Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros? (1964) 715 cópias
Arbor Alma/the Giving Tree (2002) 241 cópias
Draw a Skinny Elephant (1999) 44 cópias
Shel's Shorts (2003) 29 cópias
Playboy's Teevee Jeebies (1963) 11 cópias
Now Heres My Pln P (1690) 10 cópias
Take Ten (1955) 9 cópias
Grab Your Socks! (1956) 8 cópias
Best of Shel Silverstein (2005) 4 cópias
新装 ぼくを探しに (1979) 3 cópias
I'm Checkin' Out 3 cópias
The Smoke-Off 2 cópias
My Enemy 2 cópias
The Guilty Party 2 cópias
The Unicorn (1968) 2 cópias
The giving tree c.3 1 exemplar(es)
Giving Tree - Korean edition (1994) 1 exemplar(es)
The giving tree c.1 1 exemplar(es)
The giving tree c.2 1 exemplar(es)
Inside Folk Songs (2008) 1 exemplar(es)
The Giving tree 1 exemplar(es)
The Enemy 1 exemplar(es)
“Sick” 1 exemplar(es)
Songs and Stories (2003) 1 exemplar(es)
Pancake? 1 exemplar(es)
Eight Balloons 1 exemplar(es)
Jimmy Jet and His TV Set 1 exemplar(es)
Unknown Book 10306599 1 exemplar(es)
Me and My Giant 1 exemplar(es)
The Farmer and the Queen 1 exemplar(es)
Distortion {comic strip} 1 exemplar(es)
Listen to the Mustn'ts 1 exemplar(es)
For Rachel 1 exemplar(es)
Snowball 1 exemplar(es)
Top Cat 1 exemplar(es)
Hippo Sandwich 1 exemplar(es)
New St. Nick 1 exemplar(es)
The End 1 exemplar(es)
Poems and Drawings 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

My Dog Does My Homework! (2004) — Contribuinte — 874 cópias
Free to Be... You and Me (1974) — Contribuinte — 485 cópias
Beware! (2002) — Contribuinte — 231 cópias
The Best American Mystery Stories 2000 (2000) — Contribuinte — 141 cópias
6th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1961) — Ilustrador — 124 cópias
Murder for Love (1996) — Contribuinte — 92 cópias
Murder for Revenge (1998) — Contribuinte — 71 cópias
Good Morning To You, Valentine: Poems For Valentine's Day (1976) — Contribuinte — 70 cópias
Laugh Lines: Short Comic Plays (2007) — Contribuinte — 62 cópias
The Signet Book of Short Plays (2004) — Contribuinte — 28 cópias
Monster Poems (1976) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
Report from Practically Nowhere (1959) — Ilustrador — 18 cópias
Don Quixote [1972 album] (1972) — Compositor — 11 cópias
Playboy Magazine | May 1963 (1963) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 2, October 1976 (1976) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Playboy Magazine | October 1963 | Teddi Smith (1963) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
De krokodil met kiespijn en andere sprookjes (1996) — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
Paradox, Dec. 1999 (1999) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

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Membros

Resenhas

This book is my American childhood. This is every afternoon at school, from kindergarten in 1977 to third grade in 1980, sitting on the floor in a semi-circle around various teachers (respected Mrs Case, beloved Mrs Sobel, unlovely and feared Mrs Baumgartner, glorious, worshipped Mizz Grundy) and hearing all about Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout. I can hear my esteemed 6-year-old colleague Patrick reading "What a Day" in high-pitched, giggling mid-western drawl. I remember feeling so sorry for the Australian kids I met when we returned to Melbourne in 1980. I went into Grade 4 and they'd never heard of [a:Shel Silverstein|435477|Shel Silverstein|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/1201029128p2/435477.jpg]! Poor deprived mites. They'd got [a:May Gibbs|126595|May Gibbs|http://www.goodreads.com/assets/nophoto/user/f_50x66-e0ba3b90c110cd67123d6a850d85373e.png]. Urgh. Give me the subversive Mr Silverstein any day.… (mais)
 
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punkinmuffin | outras 481 resenhas | Apr 30, 2024 |
Independent Reading Level: Grades: 1-3
Awards: The American Library Association Notable Children's Book awards, the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's book Award, and the Booklist editors choice award.
 
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abbeyhutcheson | outras 1,012 resenhas | Apr 29, 2024 |
ages 5+
Golden Archer Award (Wisconsin)
Amazon.com Customers’ Favorite
New York Times Notable
New York Times Outstanding Book
ALA Notable Children’s Book
George C. Stone Center for Children's Books Recognition of Merit Award
 
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shelbygibson | outras 481 resenhas | Apr 29, 2024 |
Independent Reading Level: 2nd-5th grade.
 
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bryannamiddleton99 | outras 481 resenhas | Apr 28, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
111
Also by
22
Membros
73,299
Popularidade
#173
Avaliação
½ 4.3
Resenhas
2,581
ISBNs
348
Idiomas
28
Favorito
153

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