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Lafciado

Lafciado

by Shel Silverstein Illustrated by Shel Silverstein
“You don’t have to shoot me,” said the young lion. “I will be your rug and I will lie in front of your fireplace and I won’t move a muscle and you can sit on me and toast all the marshmallows you want. I love marshmallows.”Told and drawn with wit and gusto, Shel Silverstein’s modern fable, Lafcadio: The Lion Who Shot Back, speaks to readers of all ages. When originally released, the book was enthusiastically reviewed by The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and The Chicago Tribune, and received a starred review from Kirkus.Lafcadio, published in 1963, is the book that began Shel Silverstein’s incomparable career as a children’s book author and illustrator. In 1964, Shel’s creativity continued to flourish as four more books were published in the same year: Don’t Bump the Glump!, A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros, and the beloved classic The Giving Tree. Later he continued to build his remarkable body of work with Where The Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing on It, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and Runny Babbit.
Ages
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Genre
Classics

About the Author and Illustrator

Shel Silverstein The many books of Shelby Silverstein are perennial favorites with children, who find his poems, and the cartoonish drawings that accompany them, deliriously funny.
Shel Silverstein The many books of Shelby Silverstein are perennial favorites with children, who find his poems, and the cartoonish drawings that accompany them, deliriously funny.

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