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A Light in the Attic

A Light in the Attic

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Book Overview: A Light in the Attic

From New York Times bestselling author Shel Silverstein, the creator of the beloved poetry collections Where the Sidewalk EndsFalling Up, and Every Thing On It, comes an imaginative book of poems and drawings--a favorite of Shel Silverstein fans young and old.

A Light in the Attic delights with remarkable characters and hilariously profound poems in a collection readers will return to again and again.

Here in the attic you will find Backward Bill, Sour Face Ann, the Meehoo with an Exactlywatt, and the Polar Bear in the Frigidaire. You will talk with Broiled Face, and find out what happens when Somebody steals your knees, you get caught by the Quick-Digesting Gink, a Mountain snores, and They Put a Brassiere on the Camel.

Come on up to the attic of Shel Silverstein and let the light bring you home.

And don't miss The Giving Tree and Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein, also available as ebooks!

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Shel Silverstein, an iconic American author, is celebrated for his profound and enduring contributions to children's literature, songwriting, and poetic creativity. Born on September 25, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois, Silverstein's talent began to blossom during his teenage years. After a stint in the military, Silverstein's idiosyncratic cartoons caught the eye of Hugh Hefner, landing him a gig as a cartoonist for Playboy Magazine, a fruitful collaboration that lasted over 40 years and kickstarted his multifaceted career. Silverstein's profound literary impact is best embodied in his profound children's books, most notably "The Giving Tree" and "Where the Sidewalk Ends." His unique blend of whimsy, humor, and sagacity, delivered in non-traditional, free verse rhythms, has charmed generations, encouraging young readers to explore their imaginations against the grain of conventional storytelling norms. A gifted and sensitive author, he used the platform of children's literature to convey deeper, often philosophical messages, and his books have been translated into more than 30 languages. In addition to his literary achievements, Silverstein was an established musician and songwriter, penning hit songs for a number of well-known artists such as Johnny Cash and Loretta Lynn. Silverstein, who passed away in May 1999, left behind an extraordinary legacy that transcends genres and generations. His impact on literature, music, and art continues to inspire and entertain, making him an undeniable treasure in American creative history.

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