Author, Cartoonist | 1950–53
As a Roosevelt student Shel Silverstein drew cartoons for the Torch and wrote a satirical column called “The Garbage Can.” Perhaps most famous for children’s books The Giving Tree and Where the Sidewalk Ends, Silverstein also wrote songs for Loretta Lynn and Johnny Cash, including the Grammy-winning “A Boy Named Sue.” He dedicated his first book to Roosevelt English professor Robert Cosbey.
Julie Berg says
My youngest daughter became enamored by Shel’s books in 2nd Grade.
We have the hard cover of the above mentioned and a couple more.
She’s now 24, has a math degree in Actuarial Science and works as an account manager at a large software firm.