By MIcah Zaemisch
Shel Silverstein was born on September 25, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois. He started writing and drawing at a young age. He died on May 8, 1999 in Key West, Florida.
Shel has written over 12 books. His book that I like best is where the sidewalk ends. He has written almost all poem books. That is one of his most popular books but the other is the giving tree.
Shel Silverstein is famous as a poet, Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Composer, Cartoonist and a Screenwriter.
His family included a mom a dad and a sister. His mom's name is Helen. His dad's name is Nathan. His sister's name is peggy
He won a Grammy for his song "A Boy Named Sue" and wrote a number of other hit songs. His children books sold over 20 million and in 20 different languages.