Shel Silverstein





Shel Silverstein

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born
in Chicago, IL, The United States
September 25, 1930

died
May 10, 1999

gender
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Shel Silverstein was the author-artist of many beloved books of prose and poetry. He was a cartoonist, playwright, poet, performer, recording artist, and Grammy-winning, Oscar-nominated songwriter.


Average rating: 4.30 · 1,665,619 ratings · 23,405 reviews · 64 distinct works · Similar authors
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A Giraffe and a Half
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More books by Shel Silverstein…
“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”
Shel Silverstein

“How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live 'em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give 'em.”
Shel Silverstein

“If you are a dreamer come in
If you are a dreamer a wisher a liar
A hoper a pray-er a magic-bean-buyer
If youre a pretender com sit by my fire
For we have some flax golden tales to spin
Come in!
Come in!”
Shel Silverstein

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A.A. Milne A.A. Milne Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne
 
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William Shakespeare
 
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Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson
 
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Edgar Allen Poe Edgar Allan Poe
 
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Robert Frost Robert Frost
 
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Mary Olliver
 
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Carl Sandburg
 
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