WorldCat Identities

Silverstein, Shel

Overview
Works: 414 works in 1,213 publications in 26 languages and 64,101 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Humorous poetry  Poetry  Picture books  Children's audiobooks  Fables  Braille books  Humorous stories  Motion picture plays 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Lyricist, Composer, Performer, Illustrator, Creator, Singer, zxx, Interviewee, Scenarist, Other
Classifications: PS3569.I47224, 811.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Shel Silverstein
The giving tree by Shel Silverstein( Book )

156 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 24 languages and held by 8,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy grows to manhood and old age experiencing the love and generosity of a tree which gives to him without thought of return
Where the sidewalk ends : the poems & drawings of Shel Silverstein by Shel Silverstein( Book )

97 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 7,947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy who turns into a TV set and a girl who eats a whale are only two of the characters in a collection of humorous poetry illustrated with the author's own drawings. Come in - for where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein's world begins. You'll meet a boy who turns into a TV set, and a girl who eats a whale. The Unicorn and the Bloath live there, and so does Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout who will not take the garbage out. It is a place where you wash your shadow and plant diamond gardens, a place where shoes fly, sisters are auctioned off, and crocodiles go to the dentist
A light in the attic by Shel Silverstein( Book )

67 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 6,817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes a collection of humorous poems
Falling up : poems and drawings by Shel Silverstein( Book )

22 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 4,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of humorous poems and drawings
Runny Babbit : a billy sook by Shel Silverstein( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 3,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Runny Babbit lent to wunch and heard the saitress way, "We have some lovely stabbit rew -- Our Special for today." From the legendary creator of "Where the Sidewalk Ends", "A Light in the Attic", "Falling Up", and "The Giving Tree" comes an unforgettable new character in children's literature. Welcome to the world of Runny Babbit and his friends Toe Jurtle, Skertie Gunk, Rirty Dat, Dungry Hog, Snerry Jake, and many others who speak a topsy-turvy language all their own. So if you say, "Let's bead a rook That's billy as can se," You're talkin' Runny Babbit talk, Just like mim and he
A giraffe and a half by Shel Silverstein( Book )

18 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhymed text tells a hypothetical story about a Giraffe, and the many things that could happen to this giraffe ... IF. The poems starts with "If you had a giraffe ..." and continues by building along these lines with all sorts of different "ifs" and their conclusions
Who wants a cheap rhinoceros? by Shel Silverstein( Book )

45 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 3,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Looking for a new pet? Bored with cats, dogs, goldfish, gerbils, and hamsters? How about a cheap rhinoceros? Shel Silverstein's loving look at the joys of rhino ownership may convince you to be the one lucky kid to take home this very, very unusual pet. There are lots of things a rhinoceros can do around one's house, including eating bad report cards before one's parents see them, tiptoeing downstairs for a midnight snack, and collecting extra allowance
The missing piece by Shel Silverstein( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A circle has difficulty finding its missing piece but has a good time looking for it
Uncle Shelby's story of Lafcadio, the lion who shot back by Shel Silverstein( Book )

33 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After leaving the jungle for the circus and a life of fame and wealth, a lion who taught himself to be the best shot in the world discovers he's not really a lion anymore, and not really a man, either
Every thing on it : poems and drawings by Shel Silverstein( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Persian and held by 2,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second original book to be published since Silverstein's passing in 1999, this poetry collection includes more than one hundred and thirty never-before-seen poems and drawings completed by the cherished American artist and selected by his family from his archives
The missing piece meets the Big O by Shel Silverstein( Book )

15 editions published between 1964 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 2,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A missing piece, looking for someone to carry it along, finally develops its own momentum
Don't bump the glump! : and other fantasies by Shel Silverstein( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A most unusual collection of whacky, funny, scary creatures with imaginative fantasies in verse
Where the sidewalk ends by Shel Silverstein( Recording )

40 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shel SilverStein decided to give your child's favorite poem book a little animation and alot more humor. The reissued edition has 47 tracks that feature 11 previously unreleased tracks and new liner notes. These include Sick, Boa Constrictor, and Thumbs
A light in the attic by Shel Silverstein( Recording )

22 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humorous selections by Shel Silverstein
Batacazos : poemas para reírse by Shel Silverstein( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve new poems and drawings selected from the Silverstein archives
Runny Babbit a billy sook by Shel Silverstein( Recording )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Runny Babbit's topsy-turvy world is brought to life through wordplay and drawings
Uncle Shelby's ABZ book : a primer for tender young minds by Shel Silverstein( Book )

4 editions published between 1961 and 1985 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A humorous alphabet book for adults, teaching ABC lessons parents would never want their children to learn, such as I is for ink (which rhymes with drink) and K is for kidnapper (who has a lollipop and a keen car)
La parte que falta by Shel Silverstein( Book )

22 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A circle has difficulty finding its missing piece but has a good time looking for it
Things change : a screenplay by David Mamet( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Press kit includes 5 pamphlets, 1 sheet of loose copy, and 8 photographs
Different dances by Shel Silverstein( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein Amerikaans schrijver

Shel Silverstein amerikansk poet, komponist og skribent

Shel Silverstein amerikansk poet, kompositör och författare

Shel Silverstein US-amerikanischer Dichter, Liedtexter, Musiker, Komponist, Karikaturist, Drehbuchautor und Kinderbuchautor

Shelby Uncle

Sheldon, Allan Silverstein 1930-1999

Shirubasutain, Sheru 1930-1999

Silverstein, Sheldon Alan

Silverstein, Sheldon Allan 1930-1999

Sīlwir Štaīn, Šil 1930-1999

Сильверстейн, Шел

סילברסטיין

סילברסטיין, שׁל

של סילברסטיין

شل سیلورستاین شاعر، آهنگساز، و نویسنده آمریکایی

シェル・シルヴァスタイン

シルヴァスタイン, シェル

シルバースタイン, シェル

谢尔·希尔弗斯坦

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Chinese (43)

Spanish (40)

French (21)

German (21)

Korean (20)

Hebrew (15)

Italian (13)

Dutch (9)

Persian (8)

Japanese (7)

Slovenian (6)

Russian (4)

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Latin (3)

Croatian (2)

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Arabic (1)

Polish (1)

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Where the sidewalk ends : the poems & drawings of Shel SilversteinA light in the atticFalling up : poems and drawingsRunny Babbit : a billy sookA giraffe and a halfWho wants a cheap rhinoceros?The missing pieceUncle Shelby's story of Lafcadio, the lion who shot back