Individual Author Record
Name:Pen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Poetry Born: September 25, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionShel Silverstein grew up on Palmer Street in Chicago and attended Darwin Elementary, Roosevelt High School, University Of Illinois and Roosevelt University. He was a lifelong White Sox fan and worked as a hotdog vendor at the original Comiskey Park when he was young. His popularity with both the young and the old, and connection to his birthplace, all came together on July 13, 2009, when Millennium Park celebrated its 5th birthday with a night of song and spoken word in his honor called SHELabration.
Biographical and Professional InformationShel Silverstein was a poet, songwriter, composer, cartoonist, screenwriter and children's writer.
*''A Light in the Attic'', Harper, 1981 *''Different Dances'', Harper, 1979 *''Falling up'', Harper Collins, 2003 *''Poetry Galore and More'', Upstart Library, 1993 *''Runny Babbit'', Harper Collins, 1996 *''The Giving Tree'', Harper, 1964 *''The Missing Piece Meets the Big O'', Harper, 1981 *''The Missing Piece'', Harper, 1976 *''Uncle Shelby`s Zoo, Don`t Bump the Glump'', Simon & Schuster, 1964 *''Where the Sidewalk Ends, The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein'', Harper, 1974 *''Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros'', Simon & Schuster, 2002