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Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back - a book by Silverstein, Shel

Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back

Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back( )
Author: Silverstein, Shel
Illustrator: Silverstein, Shel
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $16.99
Book Description:

Shel Silverstein's first children's book, Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back—a whimsical tale of self-discovery and marshmallows—is turning fifty with a return to a vintage full-color cover.

Is a famous, successful, and admired lion a happy lion? Or is he a lion at all? Written and drawn with wit and gusto, Shel Silverstein's modern fable speaks not only to children but to us all!

First published in 1963, this book had rave reviews from the New...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Animals / Lions, Tigers, Leopards, Etc.
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):7 x 8.875 x 0.659 Inches
Book Weight:1.12 Pounds
Author Biography
Silverstein, Shel (Author)
The most popular current writer of humorous verse for children, Shel Silverstein was born in Chicago, Illinois, has been married and divorced, has one daughter, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. His career includes composing popular songs, drawing cartoons, writing many adult articles (several for Playboy), and acting. However, he is best known for his self-illustrated children's poetry.

His first such book was Uncle Shelby's Story of Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back (1963), the humorous tale of a lion who turns the tables on hunters. It was followed by The Giving Tree (1964), a story of a parentlike tree that gives endlessly and is endlessly used by its son. Several other such picture books followed, including The Missing Piece (1976), about a circle that goes in search of a missing piece, and its sequel, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O (1981). However, two collections of poetry are probably his best-loved work: Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein (1974), and A Light in the Attic (1981).

All of Silverstein's poetry for children employs the language play common to Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear. Silverstein is probably the best of the contemporary nonsense poets for children.


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