Often known as a unique and creative poet, after begin given birth in Chicago on September 25, 1930.
Shel Siverstein began writing poetry when he was young. Shel Silverstein poems are famous because he doesn’t copy other poets ‘style but he invented his own one, distinguished himself from the rest of the poet’s world.
He preferred to say little about himself: “When I was a kid, I would much rather has been a good baseball player or a hit with the girls. But I couldn’t play ball. I couldn’t dance. So I started to draw and to write. I was lucky that I didn’t have anyone to copy, or be impressed by. I had developed my own style.” he told Publishers Weekly in 1975.
Mr. Silverstein‘s own style seems to be good for him, because hardly anyone can complain about the advantages that the unique element in each of his artwork have brought to him. Shel Silverstein was a famous poet , songwriter, illustrator and playwright . Silverstein has tens millions readers around the world, becoming one of the most popular and best-loved children's authors of all time. How admirable! Some of the most well-known excellent children’s books of him are Falling Up, A Light in the Attic and The Giving Tree.
The Giving Tree was launched in 1964. For the very first day, the book was sold by small quantities, but during the time the public realized the true value of his poetry, it became best-seller. The book was the gentle parable about a boy and the tree that loved him, which was admired by readers of all ages, recommended by counselors and teachers, and being read aloud from pulpits. Decades after that, with more than five million copies of “the giving tree” sold, it always on the top list of best-selling book of the year in many years. Shel Silverstein never planned on writing for children but his books were translated into thirty different languages around the world.
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