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A light in the attic / Shel Silverstein.

By: Silverstein, Shel.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, N.Y. : Harper & Row, c1981Edition: 1st ed.Description: 167 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0060256737; 9780060256739; 0060256745 (lib. bdg.); 9780060256746 (lib. bdg.); 0060513063; 9780060513061; 0066236177; 9780066236179 (hc.).Subject(s): Children's poetry, American | Humorous poetry -- Juvenile literature | Children's poetry, American -- Juvenile literature | Humorous poetryGenre/Form: Children's poetry, American. | Humorous poetry.DDC classification: 811/.54 Other classification: HU 9800
Contents:
Adventures of a frisbee -- Almost perfect -- Always sprinkle pepper -- Anchored -- Anteater -- Arrows -- Ations -- Backward Bill -- Batty -- Bear in there -- Blame -- Bored -- Buckin' bronco -- Captain Blackbeard did what? -- Catching -- Channels -- Clarence -- Climbers -- Cloony the Clown -- Come skating -- Crowded tub -- Day after Halloween -- Deaf Donald -- Dinner guest -- Dog's day -- Dragon of Grindly Grun -- Eight balloons -- Examination -- Fancy dive -- Fear -- Friendship -- Frozen dream -- God's wheel -- Gooloo -- Gumeye ball -- Hammock -- Have fun -- Headache -- Here comes -- Hiccup cure -- Hinges -- Hippo's hope -- Hitting -- Homework machine -- Hot dog -- How many, how much -- How not to have to dry the dishes -- How to make a swing with no rope or board or nails -- Hula eel -- Hurk -- If -- Importnt? -- In search of Cinderella -- It's all the same to the clam -- It's hot! -- Kidnapped! -- Ladies first! -- Light in the attic -- Little Abigail and the beautiful pony -- Little boy and the old man -- Longmobile -- Lost cat -- Magic carpet -- Man in the iron pail mask -- Meehoo with an exactlywatt -- Memorizin' Mo -- Messy room -- Monsters I've met -- Moon-catchin' net -- Mr. Smeds and Mr. Spats -- Musical career -- My guitar -- Nailbiter -- Never -- Nobody -- Oak and the rose -- One two -- Outside or underneath? -- overdues -- Painter -- Peckin' -- Picture puzzle piece -- Pie problem -- Pirate -- Play ball -- Peomsicle -- Prayer of the selfish child -- prehistoric -- Push button -- Put something in -- Quick trip -- Reflection -- Rhino pen -- Rockabye -- Rock'n'roll band -- Senses -- Shadow race -- Shaking -- Shapes -- Signals -- Sitter -- Skin stealer -- Snake problem -- Snap! -- Somebody has to -- Something missing -- Sour face Ann -- Spelling bee -- Squishy touch -- Standing is stupid -- Stop thief! -- Strange wind -- Superstitious -- Surprise! -- Suspense -- Sword-swallower -- The fly is in -- They've put a brassiere on the camel -- This bridge -- Thumb face -- Ticklish Tom -- Tired -- Toad and the kangaroo -- Tryin' on clothes -- Turtle -- Tusk, tusk -- Twistable, turnable man -- Union for children's rights -- Unscratchable itch -- Wavy -- What did? -- Whatif -- Who ordered the broiled face? -- Wild strawberries -- Zebra question.
Cast: Read by the author.Summary: A collection of humorous poems and drawings.
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Includes index.

A collection of humorous poems and drawings.

Adventures of a frisbee -- Almost perfect -- Always sprinkle pepper -- Anchored -- Anteater -- Arrows -- Ations -- Backward Bill -- Batty -- Bear in there -- Blame -- Bored -- Buckin' bronco -- Captain Blackbeard did what? -- Catching -- Channels -- Clarence -- Climbers -- Cloony the Clown -- Come skating -- Crowded tub -- Day after Halloween -- Deaf Donald -- Dinner guest -- Dog's day -- Dragon of Grindly Grun -- Eight balloons -- Examination -- Fancy dive -- Fear -- Friendship -- Frozen dream -- God's wheel -- Gooloo -- Gumeye ball -- Hammock -- Have fun -- Headache -- Here comes -- Hiccup cure -- Hinges -- Hippo's hope -- Hitting -- Homework machine -- Hot dog -- How many, how much -- How not to have to dry the dishes -- How to make a swing with no rope or board or nails -- Hula eel -- Hurk -- If -- Importnt? -- In search of Cinderella -- It's all the same to the clam -- It's hot! -- Kidnapped! -- Ladies first! -- Light in the attic -- Little Abigail and the beautiful pony -- Little boy and the old man -- Longmobile -- Lost cat -- Magic carpet -- Man in the iron pail mask -- Meehoo with an exactlywatt -- Memorizin' Mo -- Messy room -- Monsters I've met -- Moon-catchin' net -- Mr. Smeds and Mr. Spats -- Musical career -- My guitar -- Nailbiter -- Never -- Nobody -- Oak and the rose -- One two -- Outside or underneath? -- overdues -- Painter -- Peckin' -- Picture puzzle piece -- Pie problem -- Pirate -- Play ball -- Peomsicle -- Prayer of the selfish child -- prehistoric -- Push button -- Put something in -- Quick trip -- Reflection -- Rhino pen -- Rockabye -- Rock'n'roll band -- Senses -- Shadow race -- Shaking -- Shapes -- Signals -- Sitter -- Skin stealer -- Snake problem -- Snap! -- Somebody has to -- Something missing -- Sour face Ann -- Spelling bee -- Squishy touch -- Standing is stupid -- Stop thief! -- Strange wind -- Superstitious -- Surprise! -- Suspense -- Sword-swallower -- The fly is in -- They've put a brassiere on the camel -- This bridge -- Thumb face -- Ticklish Tom -- Tired -- Toad and the kangaroo -- Tryin' on clothes -- Turtle -- Tusk, tusk -- Twistable, turnable man -- Union for children's rights -- Unscratchable itch -- Wavy -- What did? -- Whatif -- Who ordered the broiled face? -- Wild strawberries -- Zebra question.

Read by the author.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

The most popular current writer of humorous verse for children, Shel Silverstein was born in Chicago, Illinois, has been married and divorced, has one daughter, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. His career includes composing popular songs, drawing cartoons, writing many adult articles (several for Playboy), and acting. However, he is best known for his self-illustrated children's poetry.

His first such book was Uncle Shelby's Story of Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back (1963), the humorous tale of a lion who turns the tables on hunters. It was followed by The Giving Tree (1964), a story of a parentlike tree that gives endlessly and is endlessly used by its son. Several other such picture books followed, including The Missing Piece (1976), about a circle that goes in search of a missing piece, and its sequel, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O (1981). However, two collections of poetry are probably his best-loved work: Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein (1974), and A Light in the Attic (1981).

All of Silverstein's poetry for children employs the language play common to Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear. Silverstein is probably the best of the contemporary nonsense poets for children.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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