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Shel Silverstein (1930–1999)

Auteur de L'arbre généreux

112+ oeuvres 74,340 utilisateurs 2,574 critiques 154 Favoris

A propos de l'auteur

The most popular current writer of humorous verse for children, Shel Silverstein was born in Chicago, Illinois, has been married and divorced, has one daughter, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. His career includes composing popular songs, drawing cartoons, writing many adult articles afficher plus (several for Playboy), and acting. However, he is best known for his self-illustrated children's poetry. His first such book was Uncle Shelby's Story of Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back (1963), the humorous tale of a lion who turns the tables on hunters. It was followed by The Giving Tree (1964), a story of a parentlike tree that gives endlessly and is endlessly used by its son. Several other such picture books followed, including The Missing Piece (1976), about a circle that goes in search of a missing piece, and its sequel, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O (1981). However, two collections of poetry are probably his best-loved work: Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein (1974), and A Light in the Attic (1981). All of Silverstein's poetry for children employs the language play common to Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear. Silverstein is probably the best of the contemporary nonsense poets for children. (Bowker Author Biography) afficher moins

Séries

Œuvres de Shel Silverstein

L'arbre généreux (1964) 19,151 exemplaires, 1,016 critiques
Le bord du monde (1974) 16,059 exemplaires, 477 critiques
A Light in the Attic: Poems and Drawings (1981) 10,817 exemplaires, 204 critiques
Falling Up: Poems and Drawings (1996) 7,997 exemplaires, 197 critiques
Where the Sidewalk Ends Special Edition with 12 Extra Poems (2004) 4,786 exemplaires, 201 critiques
Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook (2005) 2,542 exemplaires, 69 critiques
Le petit bout manquant (1976) 2,264 exemplaires, 56 critiques
A Giraffe and a Half (1964) — Artiste de la couverture, quelques éditions; Illustrateur — 1,823 exemplaires, 56 critiques
Every Thing On It (2011) 1,599 exemplaires, 79 critiques
A Light in the Attic Special Edition with 12 New Poems (2009) 1,390 exemplaires, 85 critiques
The Missing Piece Meets the Big O (1981) 1,251 exemplaires, 24 critiques
Lafcadio, The Lion Who Shot Back (1963) 1,029 exemplaires, 10 critiques
Don't Bump the Glump!: And Other Fantasies (1964) 746 exemplaires, 30 critiques
Uncle Shelby's ABZ Book: A Primer for Adults Only (1961) 729 exemplaires, 14 critiques
Le rhino facile (1964) 724 exemplaires, 29 critiques
Arbor Alma/the Giving Tree (2002) 241 exemplaires, 2 critiques
Runny Babbit Returns: Another Billy Sook (2017) 233 exemplaires, 6 critiques
Different Dances 25th Anniversary Edition (1979) 195 exemplaires, 4 critiques
Falling Up Special Edition: With 12 New Poems (2015) 140 exemplaires, 2 critiques
Where the Sidewalk Ends / Every Thing On It (2016) 111 exemplaires, 2 critiques
An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein - Acting Edition (2003) 79 exemplaires, 3 critiques
Playboy's Silverstein Around the World (2007) 68 exemplaires, 2 critiques
Shel Silverstein: Poems and Drawings: Slipcase 3-Book Box Set (1974) — Auteur — 68 exemplaires, 1 critique
Draw a Skinny Elephant (1999) 44 exemplaires, 1 critique
Shel's Shorts (2003) 29 exemplaires, 1 critique
Where the sidewalk ends 15 exemplaires, 1 critique
Playboy's Teevee Jeebies (1963) 11 exemplaires
Now Heres My Pln P (1690) 10 exemplaires
Take Ten (1955) 9 exemplaires
Grab Your Socks! (1956) 8 exemplaires
More Playboy's Teevee Jeebies (1965) 6 exemplaires
Falling up (Audio) 5 exemplaires, 2 critiques
Best of Shel Silverstein (2005) 4 exemplaires
新装 ぼくを探しに (1979) 3 exemplaires
I'm Checkin' Out 3 exemplaires
The Smoke-Off 2 exemplaires
My Enemy 2 exemplaires
The Guilty Party 2 exemplaires
For What She Had Done 2 exemplaires
The Unicorn (1968) 2 exemplaires
“Sick” 1 exemplaire
The giving tree c.1 1 exemplaire
Pancake? 1 exemplaire
Giving Tree - Korean edition (1994) 1 exemplaire
Songs and Stories (2003) 1 exemplaire
Eight Balloons 1 exemplaire
The Giving tree 1 exemplaire
The giving tree c.3 1 exemplaire
Wer will ein billiges Nashorn? (2009) 1 exemplaire
The giving tree c.2 1 exemplaire
Ciji sam ja komadic? 1 exemplaire
Top Cat 1 exemplaire
Me and My Giant 1 exemplaire
Poems and Drawings 1 exemplaire
Inside Folk Songs (2008) 1 exemplaire
The Enemy 1 exemplaire
Unknown Book 10306599 1 exemplaire
For Rachel 1 exemplaire
Snowball 1 exemplaire
Hippo Sandwich 1 exemplaire
New St. Nick 1 exemplaire
The End 1 exemplaire

Oeuvres associées

My Dog Does My Homework! (2004) — Contributeur — 892 exemplaires, 5 critiques
Free to Be... You and Me (1974) — Contributeur — 491 exemplaires, 8 critiques
Beware! (2002) — Contributeur — 233 exemplaires, 6 critiques
The Best American Mystery Stories 2000 (2000) — Contributeur — 141 exemplaires, 3 critiques
6th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1961) — Illustrateur — 126 exemplaires
Murder for Love (1996) — Contributeur — 93 exemplaires
Good Morning To You, Valentine: Poems For Valentine's Day (1976) — Contributeur — 71 exemplaires, 5 critiques
Murder for Revenge (1998) — Contributeur — 71 exemplaires
Laugh Lines: Short Comic Plays (2007) — Contributeur — 62 exemplaires, 1 critique
The Signet Book of Short Plays (2004) — Contributeur — 28 exemplaires
Monster Poems (1976) — Contributeur — 24 exemplaires
The Village voice reader; a mixed bag from the Greenwich Village newspaper (1963) — Illustrateur — 21 exemplaires, 1 critique
Report from Practically Nowhere (1959) — Illustrateur — 18 exemplaires, 3 critiques
Don Quixote [1972 album] (1972) — Compositeur — 11 exemplaires
Playboy Magazine | May 1963 (1963) — Contributeur — 3 exemplaires
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 2, October 1976 (1976) — Contributeur — 3 exemplaires
Playboy Magazine | October 1963 | Teddi Smith (1963) — Contributeur — 3 exemplaires
Playboy Magazine | January 1979 | 25th Anniversary Issue (1979) — Illustrateur — 3 exemplaires
De krokodil met kiespijn en andere sprookjes (1996) — Auteur — 1 exemplaire
Paradox, Dec. 1999 (1999) — Contributeur — 1 exemplaire

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Selfish asshole leeches off of a sentient tree who needs to get some boundaries
 
Signalé
CoffeeAndRamune | 1,015 autres critiques | Jul 9, 2024 |
The Giving Tree Written by Shel Silverstein
 
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OmarAlKhaledMohammad | 1,015 autres critiques | Jun 26, 2024 |
A young boy grows to manhood and old age experiencing the love and generosity of a tree which gives to him without thought of return.
 
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salem.colorado | 1,015 autres critiques | Jun 22, 2024 |
In years to come, it may well be commonplace for students of literature to reflect on Shel Silverstein as one of America’s greatest 20th-century poets. All of his books are beloved and revered, but the style which makes them so is perhaps best exemplified in A Light in the Attic. While a surface-level reading—indeed, as most children approach Silverstein’s work—finds the short poems funny and madcap, it is their surprising depth which will ensure their longevity. Take, for example, the metaphysics of “Reflection” or the proverbial nature of the catch-22 situation presented in “Anchored.” The poems are short enough (some are no more than 3 lines) to be enjoyed by the youngest readers, but their poignant, sometimes haunting, complexity makes them life-long favorites.… (plus d'informations)
 
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Library_Guard | 203 autres critiques | Jun 17, 2024 |

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1960s (1)
1980s (1)

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Statistiques

Œuvres
112
Aussi par
22
Membres
74,340
Popularité
#171
Évaluation
½ 4.3
Critiques
2,574
ISBN
348
Langues
28
Favoris
154

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