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Meet Shel Silverstein
Ward, S. (Stasia), 1968-
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : PowerKids Press, [2001]

Physical Description:
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
A brief biography of the author of "The Giving Tree."
General Note:
Includes index.
Giving tree -- Baseball or books -- Artist and musician -- Children's book writer -- Writing for everyone -- Songwriter -- Private life -- Missing piece -- Poems -- Full life.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.0 0.5 45774.
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Central Library PS3569.I47224 Z93 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area-Biography

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Shel Silverstein's books A Light In the Attic, Where the Sidewalk Ends, and Falling Up are often a child's first introduction to poetry. Kids will be inspired by this poet, cartoonist, novelist, and singer/songwriter who once told an interviewer, "I want to go everywhere, look and listen to everything."

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-3-Cursory introductions to two notable children's authors. Chapters are one page in length, share the space with a small captioned picture or quote from one of the author's books, and sit opposite a full-page photograph or illustration. Large-type text and art are superimposed over multi-shaded paper and words. All of this, combined with gold-colored borders, ribbons, curlicues, and author signatures, gives the books a cluttered look. The superficial content blends what scanty data is known about these two individuals with information about their writing careers and their books. Rowling is already dated as it credits her with writing only three books so far. It does, however, mention that Harry Potter will be a seven-book series. Data in both books is presented chronologically. Still, these biographies do fill the need for print material on two extremely popular people.-Kathleen Simonetta, Indian Trails Public Library District, Wheeling, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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