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Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein was a polymath who sang; wrote songs, plays, books and poems; and drew cartoons. He's best known outside of the music world as the author of numerous successful children's books, but country and rock fans are more likely to know the hits he wrote for Johnny Cash ("A Boy Named Sue") and Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show ("Cover of the Rolling Stone"). Countless other artists covered Silverstein's light-hearted, sometimes bawdy compositions; Bobby Bare memorably recorded entire albums of… Show more

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Mar 12, 2008 - PolyShirt

I never knew him was so many other things besides a great kids' book author and poet. Ever since My daughter's teacher introduced his work in class, she fell in love with Shel Silverstain, enjoys reading his poems, and is determined to collect all his books. It not just the poem, the illustration in his book is great too. Very classic and inspiring!

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True Story (2013)