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Silverstein, Shel

Overview
Works: 626 works in 1,695 publications in 19 languages and 69,321 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Humorous poetry  Fiction  Echo verse  Poetry  Picture books  Spoonerisms  Romance fiction  Stories in rhyme  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Author of screenplay, Illustrator, Lyricist, Composer, Performer, Bibliographic antecedent, Narrator, Creator, zxx, Artist, Scenarist, Other, Singer, Interviewee
Classifications: PZ7.S588, 811.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Shel Silverstein
The giving tree by Shel Silverstein( Book )

189 editions published between 1964 and 2017 in 17 languages and held by 8,941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To say that this particular apple tree is a "giving tree" is an understatement. In Shel Silverstein's popular tale of few words and simple line drawings, a tree starts out as a leafy playground, shade provider, and apple bearer for a rambunctious little boy. Making the boy happy makes the tree happy, but with time it becomes more challenging for the generous tree to meet his needs. When he asks for money, she suggests that he sell her apples. When he asks for a house, she offers her branches for lumber. When the boy is old, too old and sad to play in the tree, he asks the tree for a boat. She suggests that he cut her down to a stump so he can craft a boat out of her trunk. He unthinkingly does it. At this point in the story, the double-page spread shows a pathetic solitary stump, poignantly cut down to the heart the boy once carved into the tree as a child that said "M.E. + T." "And then the tree was happy ... but not really." When there's nothing left of her, the boy returns again as an old man, needing a quiet place to sit and rest. The stump offers up her services, and he sits on it. "And the tree was happy." While the message of this book is unclear (Take and take and take? Give and give and give? Complete self-sacrifice is good? Complete self-sacrifice is infinitely sad?), Silverstein has perhaps deliberately left the book open to interpretation. (All ages) --Karin Snelson
Where the sidewalk ends : the poems & drawings of Shel Silverstein by Shel Silverstein( Book )

130 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 8,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a thirtieth anniversary edition of Shel Silverstein's acclaimed collection of humorous poems and illustrations, featuring such characters as a boy who turns into a television, and a girl who eats a whale, and includes twelve new poems
A light in the attic by Shel Silverstein( Book )

82 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 7,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and Hebrew and held by 4,545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,352 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
The missing piece by Shel Silverstein( Book )

41 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 3,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A circle has difficulty finding its missing piece but has a good time looking for it
Who wants a cheap rhinoceros? by Shel Silverstein( Book )

55 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 3,090 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
A giraffe and a half by Shel Silverstein( Book )

29 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A giraffe goes through many humorous changes, but still remains the same
Every thing on it : poems and drawings by Shel Silverstein( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2,598 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 )

25 editions published between 1981 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A missing piece, looking for someone to carry it along, finally develops its own momentum
Uncle Shelby's story of Lafcadio, the lion who shot back by Shel Silverstein( Book )

28 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in English and Danish and held by 2,510 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
Don't bump the glump! : and other fantasies by Shel Silverstein( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 1,949 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 )

41 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,282 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
Runny Babbit returns : another billy sook by Shel Silverstein( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects poems and drawings that feature Runny and other woodland characters speaking his topsy-turvy language
A light in the attic by Shel Silverstein( Recording )

28 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humorous selections by Shel Silverstein
Runny Babbit : a billy sook by Shel Silverstein( Recording )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Runny Babbit's topsy-turvy world is brought to life through wordplay and drawings
Uncle Shelby's A giraffe and a half by Shel Silverstein( Book )

3 editions published between 1964 and 1968 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A giraffe has several exciting adventures including stretching and shrinking
Uncle Shelby's ABZ book : a primer for tender young minds by Shel Silverstein( Book )

6 editions published between 1961 and 1985 in English and held by 396 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)
Different dances by Shel Silverstein( Book )

4 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adult collection of social satire and sexual politics
Things change : a screenplay by David Mamet( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"...A heartwarming burlesque of the American Dream served with a twist of bitter irony. Gino, a gentle old shoeshine man who dreams of owning a fishing boat back in his Sicilian birthplace, gets an offer he can't refuse--to take the rap for a Mafia murder committed by a man he resembles. In return he'll get more than enough money to buy his boat--when he gets out of jail. Jerry, a down-and-almost-out member of the gang, is assigned the task of turning Gino in. But Gino's old-world innocence captures Jerry's heart, and with nothing to lose, he takes Gino on a last fling to Lake Tahoe's casinos. [authors] give this morality tale of tangled identities for sale another surprising spin when Gino's naïveté is mistaken for the lordly ways of a powerful Mafia don."--Back cover
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The giving tree
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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 sookThe missing pieceWho wants a cheap rhinoceros?A giraffe and a halfEvery thing on it : poems and drawings
Alternative Names
Onkel Shelby 1930-1999

Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein Amerikaans schrijver

Shel Silverstein amerikansk poet, komponist og skribent

Shel Silverstein amerikansk poet, kompositör och författare

Shel Silverstein auteur américain pour la jeunesse

Shel Silverstein poeta, cantautore e disegnatore statunitense

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

Shelby Uncle

Sheldon Allan Silverstein

Sheldon, Allan Silverstein 1930-1999

Shirubasutain, Sheru

Shirubasutain, Sheru 1930-1999

Silverstein S.

Silverstein S. 1930-1999

Silverstein Sbel

Silverstein Sh. A.

Silverstein Sh. A. 1930-1999

Silverstein, Shelby

Silverstein, Shelby Allan 1930-1999

Silverstein, Sheldon

Silverstein, Sheldon Alan

Silverstein Sheldon Allan

Silverstein, Sheldon Allan 1930-1999

Silveršteinas Šelas

Silverstejn, Šel

Sīlwir Štaīn, Šil

Sīlwir Štaīn, Šil 1930-1999

Uncle Shel

Uncle Shelby

Силверстайн Ш

Силверстайн Ш. 1930-1999

Силверстайн Ш. 1932-1999

Силверстейн Ш

Силверстейн Ш. 1930-1999

Силверстейн Шел

Сильверстайн Ш

Сильверстайн, Ш 1930-1999

Сильверстайн Ш. А

Сильверстайн Ш. А. 1930-1999

Сильверстайн Шел

Сильверстейн, Шел

Шел Силверстайн

Шел Сільверстейн

Շել Սիլվերսթին

סילברסטיין

סילברסטיין, שׁל

סילברשטיין, של, 1930-1999

סילברשטיין, שלדון אלן, 1930-1999

סילברשטין, של, 1930-1999

סילברשטין, שלדון אלן, 1930-1999

של סילברסטיין

של סילברסטיין זמר אמריקאי

شل سیلورستاین شاعر، آهنگساز، و نویسنده آمریکایی

শেল সিলভারস্টেইন

셸 실버스타인

실버스타인, S. 1930-1999

실버스타인, 셀 1930-1999

실버스타인, 셸 1930-1999

실버스타인, 쉘

실버스타인, 쉘 1930-1999

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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