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					Shel Silverstein
            Shel’s Life
• Silverstein was born on November 23,
  1932 in Chicago, Illinois
• Shel Silverstein was a composer, an artist,
  and the author of many books of prose and
• He wan a grammy for his recorded version
  of “Where The Sidewalk Ends”
• He sold over 1.5    • He started drawing
  million copies of       & writing poetry
  The Giving Tree        because he was an
  and Where the            outcast as an
  Sidewalk Ends.        adolescent; neither
                        boys nor girls liked

       He died May 11, 1999
             Shel’s Works
• Take Ten (1955)      • A Giraffe and a
• Grab Your Socks!       Half (1964)
  (1956)               • The Giving Tree
• Report From            (1964)
  Nowhere(1960)        • Who Wants a
• Lafcadio, the Lion
  Who Shot Back          Rhinoceros?
  (1963)                 (1964)
• Uncle Shelby's       • Different Dances
  Zoo: Don't Bump        (1976)
  the Glump!           • A light In The Attic
  (1964)                 (1981)
                       • The Missing Piece
• Where The Sidewalk     Meets The Big O
  Ends(1974)             (1981)
• The Missing Piece    • Falling Up (1996)
   No Difference

   Small as a peanut,
     Big as a giant,
 We’re all the same size
When we turn off the light.
    Rich as a sultan,
     Poor as a mite,
We’re all worth the same
When we turn off the light.
 Red, black or orange,
       Yellow or white,
    We all look the same
When we turn off the light.
     So maybe the way
 To make everything right
Is for God to just reach out
    And turn off the light!
                   My Sources
  “Falling Up” by Shel Silverstein
  “Where The Sidewalk Ends” By Shel Silverstein