Shel Silverstein by Michael Gray Baughan


Shel Silverstein by Michael Gray Baughan

Shel Silverstein was a songwriter, playwright, and cartoonist, but he is best known for his poetry and books for children, including The Giving Tree and A Light in the Attic . Always thought-provoking and sometimes controversial, Silverstein's writing was accompanied by his distinctive art, making his books memorable and appealing to children and adults alike. But Silverstein didn't start out as a children's book writer. He pursued many other avenues first, all the while living a fascinating and unusual lifestyle. Shel Silverstein tells his story, from his childhood in Chicago through his genesis as an artist and a writer. His tale is both amusing and inspiring, much like his own work.


These books are great reports...they will also interest youth who want to know more about their favorite writers.

About the Author

Michael Gray Baughan is a freelance author and researcher. He has written a biography of Charles Bukowski, as well as study guides for the works of E. E. Cummings, Rudyard Kipling, and John Ashbery.

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120 pages


Michael Gray Baughan
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Publication date

15th April 2008



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