We all will miss our favorite poet who passed away from a heart attack on May 10, 1999. He will be remembered for generations to come through the joy he will continue to bring to children and adults through his life's work.
Shelly Silverstein, most commonly known as Shel Silverstein, was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1932. He is best known in children's literature for his poetry; however, he was also a cartoonist, composer, lyricist and folksinger. His
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adults and children embraced the book He hoped that people, no matter what age, could identify with his other books as well. His works include Falling Up (1996), Where the Sidewalk Ends (1981), A Light in the Attic (1981), The Missing Piece (1982), The Missing Piece Meets the Big O. He won awards for all three books: The Michigan Young Readers Award for Where the Sidewalk Ends (1981); a School Library Journal Best Books (1982) for A Light in the Attic.