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  • Shel Silverstein was born on September 25,1932 in Chicago, IL
  • Shel Silverstein's full name is Shelby SIlverstein
  • Shel Silverstein died in 1999 in Key West, Flordia
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    This is a picture of Chicago, IL

Childhood Memories
  • Shel Silverstein remembers that when he was 12 or 13 he would of rather played baseball or hit on girls
  • He said that he couldn’t play ball or dance so he started writing.
  • He was a big hit for singer Johnny Cash

Interesting Facts

  • He also wrote a lot of songs and played a lot of instruments
  • When he got divorced, he had a daughter
  • He had a heart attack at the age of 68
  • He never imagined to write for kids but he did
abz_book.jpgThis is Uncle Shelbys ABZ Book
  • Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back
  • The Giving Tree.
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends
  • The Missing Piece
More Interesting Facts
  • Silverstein served in the Army during the Korean War in the 1950s
  • He drew cartoons for a army publication called Stars and Stripes
war.jpgThis is a picture of the Korean War!!!!!!

Click HERE to find out about Shel Silverstein's website.