Sheldon Allan "Shel" Silverstein

Timeline created by gail arceneaux
  • Date of birth

  • Drafted by the US Army - served in Japan & Korea

  • "Take Ten" his first book, a compilation of his military cartoon series was published

  • Became one of the leading cartoonists in "Playboy" magazine

  • Began a respectable career in music

  • Published his first children's book "Uncle Shelby's story of Lafcadio"

  • "The Giving Tree" finished the book in 1960, but took 4 years to find someone to publish it

  • "Where the Sidewalk Ends", published

  • "A Light in the Attic" published, dedicated to his daughter, Shoshanna

  • "Falling Up" published, dedicated to his son, Matthew

  • Found dead in his Key West, Florida home, died of a heart attack