MacDonald, Ruth K. Shel Silverstein. New York: Twayne, 1997.
In this book, Ruth MacDonald attempts to discuss many aspects of Shel Silverstein's life. The book contains six chapters discussing different points in Silverstein's life, including reviews on the books he has written. MacDonald focuses on Silverstein's career as a children's author, which is where is appears to be the most popular. This book was very informative and helpful in reviewing Silverstein's career.
Silverstein, Shel. A Light in the Attic. New York: HarperCollins, 1981.
This book is a collection of poems and drawings by Shel Silverstein. The book is a great way to learn first hand about the influence the author can have on his readers. The author allows readers to escape into a world of imagination and creativity that is hard to capture.
Silverstein, Shel. Falling Up. New York: HarperCollins, 1996.
Falling Up is another great book written by Shel Silverstein with a whole new set of wonderful poems and drawings. The book was a great source to see Silverstein's continuous great works and to see that the author could repeatedly capture great and diverse audiences.
Caniglia, Joanne. "Integrating Mathematics throughout the Curriculum: Using the Poetry of Shel
Silverstein." Ohio Journal of School Mathematics 35 (1997): 7-11.
Poetry can be integrated into many different subjects in the educational system. This article describes how Shel Silverstein's poetry can be brought into the classroom to help teach mathematics. The reading was interesting and helpful in understanding how Silverstein's poetry can influence the readers. ERIC
McElmeel, Sharron L. "Poet Profile." Library Talk 10.1 (1997): 16.
This article was a very factual source full of facts about Silverstein's career. It was a very strong source for understanding why children enjoy his poetry compared to other authors. Many unknown facts can be found in this article. Academic Search Elite
Smolowe, Jill. "Bard Brain." People 51.19 (1999): 64.
An obituary describing the great person that Shel Silverstein was. It was a great article to read for facts about Shel's life. The article is a great tribute to Shel Silverstein's life. Wilson Web
Banned-Width. Home page. 21 Oct. 2001.<http://www.banned-width.com/shel.html>.
The Banned-Width web site is a great source for information about Shel Silverstein's adult works. The page provides numerous links to Silverstein on the web. This source was very helpful in understanding other aspects of Silverstein's career. The page contains information about his lyrics, books, albums, plays, and a time line of Shel Silverstein's life.
Shel Silverstein. The Academy of American Poets. 12 Feb. 2001.
The Academy of American Poets provides biographies of well-known poets, and also has many poems to search through on the site. The page on Shel Silverstein gives a brief overview of Silverstein's many talents and his life. It also has a few other links for other sources.
The Many Talents of Shel Silverstein. Suite 101.com. 12 Feb. 2002.
Suite 101.com is a web site designed to bring writers, readers, and educators together to learn and express themselves. Within the site there are thousands of articles along with links for further information about the topics. An article about Shel Silverstein written by Erica Davis, discusses the many different ways that Silverstein chose to express himself, along with the types of audiences he reached to.
The Shel Silverstein Archive. Sarah Weinman. 13 Oct. 2001.
Although Shel Silverstein believed in allowing his works to speak for him, this interview provides an in-depth look at Silverstein. The interview was done by a writer for the Aardvark magazine, a Chicago humor magazine. This is by far the longest recorded interview with Shel Silverstein, focusing a lot on the cartoonist part of Shel's career.
Shel Silverstein. The Shel Silverstein Web Resource. 13 Nov. 2002.
This web site was created by a group of students will the goal of providing a collection of information about Shel Silverstein. The students analyzed different parts of Silverstein's career, and also focused on his different approaches for different audiences. The site is very informative, with many links, yet it is compiled by students.
Mercier, Jean F. "Shel Silverstein." Publishers Weekly, 24 February 1975.
Jean Mercier from Publisher's Weekly was one of few people to have the honor of interviewing Shel Silverstein. This source was great for learning how Silverstein felt about his own books, his life, and the success of his career. The interview was very entertaining and informative when read.
Mamet, David. "A Beloved Friend Who Lived Life The Chicago Way." New York Time,
14 October 2001.
This article was written by a friend of Shel Silverstein, David Mamet. Mamet gave an first hand encounter of the influence Silverstein had not only on him, but fans that he saw approach Silverstein. It also gave a very strong description of the kind of person Silverstein was. The article made it possible to create a personal image of Silverstein which was quite entertaining.
"Shel Silverstein." Windowsmedia.com Search. 7 December 2002. <Search -
WindowsMedia.com Media Guide>.
A full list of Shel Silverstein albums, along with how to purchase them. There is also a list of related artists, and a brief biography of the authors life. A great source for being able to listen to clips of Silverstein's albums and getting a taste of his talents.