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A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
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A Light in the Attic (original 1981; edition 1981)

by Shel Silverstein, Shel Silverstein (Illustrator)

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Title:A Light in the Attic
Authors:Shel Silverstein
Other authors:Shel Silverstein (Illustrator)
Info:HarperCollins (1981), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 176 pages
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A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein (1981)

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A Light in the Attic delights with remarkable characters and hilariously profound poems in a collection readers will return to again and again.

Here in the attic you will find Backward Bill, Sour Face Ann, the Meehoo with an Exactlywatt, and the Polar Bear in the Frigidaire. You will talk with Broiled Face, and find out what happens when Somebody steals your knees, you get caught by the Quick-Digesting Gink, a Mountain snores, and They Put a Brassiere on the Camel (Amazon).
  znwhitta | Aug 29, 2018 |
Through this unique book of poetry, Shel Silverstein uses his writing abilities to reach the hearts of all ages. Although his poems do not have a specific theme, many of them have nuggets of wisdom that can help any person. Throughout the book, there are some challenging vocabulary words that can be introduced to children. Furthermore, he uses couplets and befitting illustrations in and with his poems that keep the reader engaged. ( )
  jjc347 | Jul 18, 2018 |
a treasure that I read to my children when they were young, and with which I cannot part ( )
  MarjorieDT | Jul 10, 2018 |
This book is a compilation of many different poems by this author, most are short and can be read by any reader on that level within a few minutes. There is no overall theme for this book but it would not make sense for there to be one in a author compilation. ( )
  BrianMarston | Apr 16, 2018 |
The title poem makes me think of my Grandma Katy-- there was a light in her eyes that stayed for a long time, despite her alzheimers. ( )
  Cfo6 | Mar 19, 2018 |
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Mr. Silverstein's work remains a must for lovers of good verse for children. Quite like nobody else, he is still a master of delectable outrage and the proprietor of a surprisingly finely tuned sensibility.
 

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Here in the attic of Shel Silverstein you will find Backward Bill, Sour Face Ann, the Meehoo with an Exactlywatt, and the Polar Bear in the Frigidaire. You will talk with Broiled Face, and find out what happens when Somebody steals your knees, you get caught by the Quick-Digesting Gink, a Mountain snores, and They Put a Brassiere on the Camel.
From the creator of the beloved poetry collections Where the Sidewalk Ends and Falling Up, here is another wondrous book of poems and drawings. (CHARLES DUFF REVIEW BELOW) This eclectic collection of children’s poems with exaggerated accompanying sketches makes for an entertaining book. The poems are relatively short, varying between a few sentences and two pages, are in a narrative style. They are humorous and offer up a terrific way to get kids generally interest in poetry. School Library Media Specialists can use this book during book talks as an independent reading book. It's an appropriate book to introduce in the later elementary grades and even into middle school. Shel Silversteins website offers games and additional education resources for teachers and kids: http://www.shelsilverstein.com/indexS...
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