Shel Silverstein would be 78 today if he were living.
Ballyhooed and booed, he wrote several children’s classics, A Light In the Attic being one of them.
He wrote The Giving Tree.
He wrote Where The Sidewalk Ends, Falling UP, and Who Wants A Cheap Rhinoceros.
He also wrote music. “A Boy Named Sue” is probably his most well known.
He was a cartoonist for Playboy magazine.
He was banned in Boston.
He was a pretty talented guy!