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Where the Sidewalk Ends

Written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein
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If you are a dreamer, come in, If you are a dreamer, A wisher, a liar, A hope-er, a pray-er, A magic bean buyer … Come in … for where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein’s world begins. You’ll meet a boy who turns into a TV set, and a girl who eats a whale. The Unicorn and the Bloath live there, and so does Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout who will not take the garbage out. It is a place where you wash your shadow and plant diamond gardens, a place where shoes fly, sisters are auctioned off, and crocodiles go to the dentist. Shel Silverstein’s masterful collection of poems and drawings is at once outrageously funny and profound.

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Who Wrote Where the Sidewalk Ends

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  • Has Where the Sidewalk Ends received any unique recognition?

    An audio version of Where the Sidewalk Ends won the 27th Annual Grammy Awards in 1984.

    https://www.grammy.com/grammys/awards/winners-nominees/98
  • What is Where the Sidewalk Ends about?

    Where The Sidewalk Ends contrasts the world of the adult with the world of children, where the sidewalk ends.” - enotes.com

    Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein is a three-stanza poem that depicts the adult world as something harsh and demanding, in contrast to a more childlike mentality that can provide a break from the responsibilities and pressures of being an adult. The sounds, senses, and word choices within the poem build the contrast to a distinct level to entice the reader to let go of adulthood long enough to find a break in youthful imagination.” - poemanalysis.com

  • Is the movie Where the Sidewalk Ends based on the book?

    The movie called Where the Sidewalk Ends is not based off of Shel Silvertsein’s book. It was released in theaters Jan. 1, 1950 (and on a disc and streaming Dec. 6, 2005). The movie is 95 minutes long and is not rated.

    https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/where_the_sidewalk_ends
  • How much does a first edition copy of Where the Sidewalk Ends cost?

    A first edition is now selling for $900.

    https://www.raptisrarebooks.com/product/where-the-sidewalk-ends-poems-and-drawings-shel-silverstein-first-edition/
  • What poems are included in Where the Sidewalk Ends?

    You can see the Table of Contents for Where the Sidewalk Ends here. here

  • What is the “moon-bird” mentioned in Where the Sidewalk Ends?

    One interpretation of a “moon-bird” is a creature who “is beckoning our wild imaginations by luring us with baits such as the cool “peppermint wind.”

    https://www.aresearchguide.com/where-the-sidewalk-ends.html
  • Is there a bookstore named after the book Where the Sidewalk Ends?

    A bookstore in Chatham, Massachussettes, is called the “Where the Sidewalk Ends Bookstore,” named after the book.

    http://www.booksonthecape.com/
  • What is the poem “Sick” in Where the Sidewalk Ends about?

    “Sick” is a poem in the book about a girl who tells her parents she’s sick so she doesn’t have to go to school.

    https://www.aresearchguide.com/sick.html
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Book Details

ISBN 10:
0060256672
ISBN 13:
9780060256678
Publication Date:
November 20, 1974