Birth Name: Sheldon Allan Silverstein
Born: 25 September 1930 Died: 8 May 1999
Country of origin: United States
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Shel Silverstein was an American poet, singer-songwriter, cartoonist, screenwriter and author of children's books. He styled himself as Uncle Shelby in his children's books. Translated into more than 30 languages, his books have sold over 20 million copies.