Silverstein, Shel

Silverstein, Shel (Shelby) (Uncle Shelby, pen name)

(1932–  ) poet, cartoonist, composer; born in Chicago. He served in the U.S. armed forces in Japan and Korea as a cartoonist for Stars and Stripes (1950s), returned to New York City and became a roving reporter, composer, and folksinger. Encouraged by Ursula Nordstrom, children's editor of Harper & Row, he published several innovative books of verse for readers of all ages, such as Where the Sidewalk Ends (1974), and A Light in the Attic (1981). He lived in Greenwich Village, New York; Key West, Fla.; and on a houseboat in Sausalito, Calif.
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Silverstein, Shel QUIEN QUIERE UN RINOCERONTE BARATO?