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Shel Silverstein. His Family . Shel Silverstein was married once, but it ended in divorce. His wife Suzan died June 29, 1975 after the divorce. He had one daughter named Shoshanna born June 30, 1970 and a son named Matthew born in 1984. Famous Books. Famous poems.

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His family
His Family

  • Shel Silverstein was married once, but it ended in divorce. His wife Suzan died June 29, 1975 after the divorce. He had one daughter named Shoshanna born June 30, 1970 and a son named Matthew born in 1984.


Famous books
Famous Books


Famous poems
Famous poems


Shel silverstein s inspiring quotes
Shel Silverstein’s inspiring quotes

  • http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/435477.Shel_Silverstein


His childhood
His childhood

  • Shel Silverstein's full name is Sheldon Allan Silverstein, but is known as Shel Silverstein or Uncle Shelly.

  • Shel Silverstein was born in Chicago, Ilinois on September 25, 1930.

  • His parents were Nathan and Helen Silverstein

  • Shel graduated from Roosevelt High and attended the University of Ilinois, but was kicked out of school after a year. He had majored in art.


Where did he live
Where did he live?

  • He divided his time between Greenwich Village, Key West, Sausalito, and Martha's Vineyard


Hobbies
Hobbies

  • One of Shel Silverstein's favorite hobbies was music. He actually wrote some hit songs. One of these is 'A Boy Named Sue', which was performed by the late Johnny Cash.  


Fun facts

Fun Facts

Shel Silverstein began drawing cartoons while serving in the Army

It took 4 years to get one of his most popular books, THE GIVING TREE, published because of its sad ending.

Silverstein's narration of his poetry collection WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS won a Grammy Award for Best Children's Album.

Silverstein illustrated his own poems with black and white


Information
information

Born:25-Sep-1930Birthplace:Chicago, ILDied:10-May-1999Location of death:Key West, FLCause of death: Heart FailureRemains: Buried, Westlawn Cemetery, Chicago, IL


Websites
Websites

  • Google

  • www. kidsread.com

  • www.ask.com

  • www.mccsc.edu

  • www.shelsilverstein.com



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