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Where the sidewalk ends : the poems & drawings of Shel Silverstein. Cover Image Book Book

Where the sidewalk ends : the poems & drawings of Shel Silverstein.

Silverstein, Shel, (author,, illustrator.). Harper & Row, Publishers, (publisher.).


A boy who turns into a TV set and a girl who eats a whale are only two of the characters in a collection of humorous poetry illustrated with the author's own drawings. Come in - for where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein's world begins. The Unicorn and the Bloath live there, and so does Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout who will not take the garbage out. It is a place where you wash your shadow and plant diamond gardens, a place where shoes fly, sisters are auctioned off, and crocodiles go to the dentist.

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  • ISBN: 0060256672
  • ISBN: 0060256680
  • Physical Description: 166 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper and Row, [1974]

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General Note:
Sheldon Allan "Shel" Silverstein (September 25, 1930 - May 10, 1999) was an American poet, singer-songwriter, cartoonist, screenwriter, and author of children's books. He styled himself as Uncle Shelby in some works. Translated into more than 30 languages, his books have sold over 20 million copies. He was the recipient of two Grammy Awards, as well as a Golden Globe and Academy Award nomination.
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Invitation -- Eighteen flavors -- Melinda Mae -- Sick -- Ickle me, Pickle me, tickle me too -- Enter this deserted house -- Jimmy Jet and his TV set -- For sale -- Warning -- Yipiyuk -- Crocodile's toothache -- Stone telling -- Ridiculous rose -- Boa constrictor -- Peanut-butter sandwich -- Listen to the mustn'ts -- Hug o' war -- Smart -- Forgotten language -- Farmer and the queen -- One who stayed -- No difference -- Wild boar -- Thumbs -- Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout would not take the garbage out -- My hobby -- Early bird -- Me-stew -- Captain Hook -- With his mouth full of food -- Flying festoon -- Silver fish -- Generals -- Worst -- Dreadful -- My beard.
Study Program Information Note:
Reading Counts RC: 3.9: 3.
Subject: Children's poetry, American.
Humorous poetry, American.
Humorous poetry.
Humorous poetry.
Humorous poetry, American.
Children's poetry, American.
JUVENILE FICTION > Humorous Stories.
Children's poetry, American.
Humorous poetry, American.
Humorous poetry.
Wit and humor > Juvenile literature.
American poetry > 20th century.
Genre: Children's poetry.
Humorous poetry.
Humorous poetry > Juvenile.
Young adult nonfiction.
Humorous poetry.
Juvenile works.
Echo verse.
Humorous poetry.
Humorous poetry.
Humorous poetry.

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Homer Public Library J 811.54 SIL (Text) 000158800 Children's Library -- Nonfiction Available -

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