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The Unicorn

The Unicorn by Shel Silverstein

from the book “Where the Sidewalk Ends” (1974)

A long time ago when the earth was green
There were more kinds of animals than you’ve ever seen… 268 more words


The sidewalk continues: Shel Silverstein is getting a biopic

The tree must be happy. The boy is coming back, in a big way.

Beloved poet, songwriter, author and illustrator Shel Silverstein, America’s eccentric uncle of children’s letters — who died in 1999 at age 68 — is headed off the pen-and-ink page and onto the big screen. 63 more words


Where the Sidewalk Ends

Hi Crystal,

I thought I would go for something a little lighter this week (not that global feminism isn’t something we should always be thinking about) and talk about Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends. 331 more words

Hug O' War

Almost every adult remembers reading Shel Silverstein books as a kid. I especially loved the books. I remember many days, hiding myself away in the attic or front porch, reading… 390 more words

Where the Sidewalk Ends

Author: Shel Silverstein

Type: Fiction, poetry

Published: 1974

I read it: December 2013 (re-read)

I remember in 4th grade I got selected to be the one to say “the liar” as part of a group read-along to “Invitation,” the opening poem of this collection. 224 more words


Reconnecting With an Old Love

This guy was my first love…

And my forever love. We’re married and working on the whole “growing old together” thing as I type. He’s not the “old love” I’m referring to. 471 more words