A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

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dc.title A Light in the Attic
dc.creator Silverstein, Shel
dc.subject Children’s poetry, American.; Humorous poetry.; American poetry. LCSH
dc.description 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 the Broiled Face, and find out what happens when someone steals your knees, you get caught by the Quick-Digesting Gink, a mountain snores, and they’ve put a brassiere on the camel.
dc.publisher HarperCollins
dc.contributor Shel Silverstein
dc.date 2009-09-22 W3CDTF
dc.type Text DCMIType
dc.format Hardcover book; 192 pages; 6.8 x 1 x 8.8 inches
dc.identifier ISBN:978-0061905858 ISBN
dc.source http://www.amazon.com/Light-Attic-Special-Shel-Silverstein/dp/0061905852/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1461975486&sr=8-1&keywords=a+light+in+the+attic+by+shel+silverstein
dc.language en-US RFC4646
dc.relation A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein originally published by Harper & Row, New York, NY: 1981
dc.rights All rights reserved


Shel Silverstein’s A Light in the Attic is a collection of drawings and poems for children. They were a stable of many children’s childhoods. It was banned in some schools in Florida because they believed the poems encouraged children to be disrespectful and violent (Christian Science Monitor, 2012).

The Christian Science Monitor (2012, October 3). 30 banned books that may surprise you. Retrieved April 29, 2016 from http://www.csmonitor.com/Books/2012/1003/30-banned-books-that-may-surprise-you/A-Light-in-the-Attic-by-Shel-Silverstein