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Shel Silverstein


Jenny Burns

on 26 April 2010

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Transcript of Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein Childhood Education Famous works Excerpt Yes we'll walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And we'll go where the chalk-white arrows go,
For the children, they mark, and the children, they know
The place where the sidewalk ends. Themes/Connections - Childhood fears of the unknown
- Playfulness
- Captured the darker yet playful side of childhood
- Silliness and playfulness
- Play on words in many poems
- Connections to everyday life - University of Illinois
- Chicago Academy of Fine Arts (Art Institute of Chicago)
- Roosevelt University
- Army - The Giving Tree (1964)
- Where the Sidewalk Ends (1974)
- A Light in the Attic (1981)
- Falling Up (1996) - Born in Chicago
- Spent most of his time writing and doodling
- Graduated from Roosevelt High - Cartoonist for various newspapers and magazines.
- Became a childrens' author in 1963.
- Shel has made many successful childrens' and adults' poetry books.
-Shel's work has been compared to Dr. Seuss and Edward Lear Career Bibliography http://www.kidzworld.com/article/4342-shel-silverstein-biography http://shelsilverstein.tripod.com/Books.html http://www.mccsc.edu/~jcmslib/jaguar/shel/birth.htmhttp://famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets/shel_silverstein/poems/14836
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