As we announced tonight at the latest #divaupslc book club gathering, @brandelion and I will be hosting the next event in June (as per @bradelion’s choosing). I, so graciously, got to choose out next author, and I selected Shel Silverstein. Unlike the other gatherings where we chose an author’s specific work, this time we are allowing you to choose your favorite passage or piece from Siverstein’s body of work, and share it with the gathering hordes at the event. So, here is S.S.’s body of work. Choose away!!
* Take Ten (Pacific Stars and Stripes, 1955)
* Grab Your Socks! (Ballantine Books, 1956)
* Now Here’s My Plan (Simon & Schuster, 1960) (First collection of American magazine cartoons)
* Uncle Shelby’s ABZ Book (Simon & Schuster, 1961) (First book of original material for adults)
* Playboy’s Teevee Jeebies (Playboy Press, 1963)
* Uncle Shelby’s Story of Lafcadio: The Lion Who Shot Back (Harper & Row, 1963) (First children’s book)
* A Giraffe and a Half (HarperCollins, 1964)
* The Giving Tree (HarperCollins, 1964)
* Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros? (Macmillan, 1964)
* Uncle Shelby’s Zoo: Don’t Bump the Glump! and Other Fantasies (Simon and Schuster, 1964)
* More Playboy’s Teevee Jeebies (Playboy Press, 1965)
* Where the Sidewalk Ends (HarperCollins, 1974) (First collection of poems)
* The Missing Piece (HarperCollins, 1976)
* Different Dances (HarperCollins, 1979)
* A Light in the Attic (HarperCollins, 1981)
* The Missing Piece Meets the Big O (HarperCollins, 1981)
* Falling Up (HarperCollins|1996)
* Draw a Skinny Elephant (HarperCollins, 1998)
* Runny Babbit (HarperCollins, 2005) (Published posthumously)
* Don’t Bump the Glump! and Other Fantasies (HarperCollins, 2008 reissue)
Interesting note about our chosen author to salivate the literary glands.
Silverstein believed that written works needed to be read on paper—the correct paper for the particular work. He usually would not allow his poems and stories to be published unless he could choose the type, size, shape, color, and quality of the paper himself. Being a book collector, he took seriously the feel of the paper, the look of the book from the inside and out, the typeface for each poem, and the binding of his books. Most of his books did not have paperback editions because he did not want his work to be diminished in any way. (source: wikipedia)
Hope to see you there!! And follow @brandelion for our determined date.