Falling Up : Poems and Drawings (Hardcover)

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A collection of more than one hundred new poems and drawings by the celebrated author introduces the characters Allison Beals and her 25 Eels, Danny ODare the Dancin Bear, Headphone Harry, and many others. *Author: Silverstein, Shel *Subtitle: Poems and Drawings *Publication Date: 1996/05/01 *Binding Type: Library *Grade Level: 3-4 *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 7.25 *Height: 9.50


Publisher Harpercollins
Mfg Part# 9780060248031
SKU 30003269
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0060248033
Release Date 5/1/1996
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.5H x 7.25L x 1.25T
Author Info
Shel Silverstein
Although Shel Silverstein was a successful cartoonist, playwright, and singer/songwriter, he is probably best known for his children's books, which include several poetry collections as well as the classic picture book THE GIVING TREE. He began his career, however, when, as a member of the armed forces, he worked as a cartoonist for the military newspaper Stars and Stripes. When Silverstein ended his military career, he began cartooning for Playboy magazine, and his work for that publication resulted in several published collections of his cartoons, including PLAYBOY'S TEEVEE JEEBIES. As a playwright, Silverstein was a frequent collaborator of screenwriter/novelist/playwright David Mamet and together they wrote the screenplay for the 1988 film THINGS CHANGE. As a songwriter, Silverstein wrote "A Boy Named Sue"--a song made famous by Johnny Cash. Silverstein's song "I'm Checkin' Out," which was performed by Meryl Streep in the 1991 film POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE, was nominated for both a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award. Silverstein was encouraged to create works for children by his friend, illustrator Tomi Ungerer. Silverstein's collections of children's poetry (which include WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS and A LIGHT IN THE ATTIC), feature short, humorous poems accompanied by his own black-and-white line drawings. They are often considered to be among the most popular works of poetry for children.
"Readers chortling their way through this inspired assemblage of cautionary tales, verbal hijinks, and thoughtful observations, deftly inserted, will find the temptation to read parts of it aloud irresistible."
"As in previous books, the author's teasing tone absorbs the impact of his serious and macabre selections. And, of course, it welcomes readers to share in the jokes. Silverstein still specializes in subversively educational verse."
From the Publisher
Editors Note Millie McDeevit screamed a scream|So loud it made her eyebrows steam.|She screamed so loud|Her jawbone broke,|Her tongue caught fire,|Her nostrils smoked...|Poor Screamin' Millie is just one of the unforgettable characters in this wondrous new book of poems and drawings by the creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic. Here you will also meet Allison Beals and her twenty-five eels; Danny O'Dare, the dancin' bear; the Human Balloon; and Headphone Harold.So come, wander through the Nose Garden, ride the Little Hoarse, eat in the Strange Restaurant, and let the magic of Shel Silverstein open your eyes and tickle your mind.With over one hundred new poems and drawings by the master of wit and wisdom, Shel Silverstein's magical tradition continues. Meet Allison Beals and Her 25 Eels, Reachin' Richard, the clothes dryin' Moose, the thieving Nap Taker, Danny O'Dare, the Dancin' Bear, the ill-fated Headphone Harry and many more unforgettable characters as Shel Silverstein draws you into his world with this wondrous new collection. 1996 Children's Books (NY Public Library)Editor's Chice 1996 (Booklist)1997 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers (ALA)1997 Books for the Teen Age (NY Public Library)Children's Choices for 1997 (IRA/CBC)
Annotation A collection of humorous light verse illustrated with line drawings.
Editors Note 2 A collection of humorous poems and drawings.
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Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 04
Number of Pages 0184
Publisher HarperCollins

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