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Falling Up [Hardcover]

By Shel Silverstein (Author) & Shel Silverstein (Illustrator)
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A collection of more than one hundred poems and drawings introduces the characters Allison Beals and her 25 eels, Danny O'Dare the Dancin' Bear, Headphone Harry, and many others

Publishers Description

Millie McDeevit screamed a screamSo loud it made her eyebrows steam.She screamed so loudHer jawbone broke, Her tongue caught fire, Her nostrils smoked...

Poor Screamin' Millie is just one of the unforgettable characters in this wondrous new book of poems and drawings by the creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic. Here you will also meet Allison Beals and her twenty-five eels; Danny O'Dare, the dancin' bear; the Human Balloon; and Headphone Harold.

So come, wander through the Nose Garden, ride the Little Hoarse, eat in the Strange Restaurant, and let the magic of Shel Silverstein open your eyes and tickle your mind.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

Awards and Recognitions
Falling Up by Shel Silverstein has received the following awards and recognitions -

  • Maine Student Book Award - 1998 Winner - Grades 4-8 category
  • Book Sense Book of the Year Award - 1997 Nominee - Children's category

Citations And Professional Reviews
Falling Up by Shel Silverstein has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 685
  • Publishers Weekly - 05/06/1996 page 73
  • New York Times - 05/19/1996 page 29
  • Publishers Weekly - 04/29/1996 page 73
  • Kirkus Review - Children - 05/01/1996 page 693
  • ALA Recmd for Reluctant YA's - 01/01/1997 page 1308
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/1996 page 369
  • Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/1997 page 34
  • Booklist Ed Choice Youth - 01/01/1997 page 766
  • Booklist - 07/01/1996 page 1824
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1997 page 47
  • Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2000 page 266
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 311
  • School Library Journal - 07/01/1996
  • Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2005 page 331
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 440
  • Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2009 page 474

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Item Specifications...

Studio: HarperCollins
Pages   184
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.8" Width: 6.9" Height: 1"
Weight:   1.35 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jan 24, 2006
Publisher   HarperCollins
Age  5-7
ISBN  0060248025  
ISBN13  9780060248024  
UPC  046594016959  

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Shel Silverstein died in 1999.

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5Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Classics by Age
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9Books > Subjects > Children > Sports & Activities > Humor > Cartoons
10Books > Subjects > Children > Sports & Activities > Humor > General
11Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12

Reviews - What do customers think about Falling Up?

A fun book for all ages  Jan 29, 2008
Falliing is such a great book just like Shel's other books. I have so much fun reading it to my children. This is a wonderful collection of poetry for children. This is the perfect example of what children's books should be... fun.
Another must have book for any fan of Shel Silverstein is Boety by Beau Beaudoin. His books are often compared to Shel, Dr. Seuss and Tim Burton. What my kids love about his illustrations are they are in color.Boetry
LOVE Silverstein ......  Dec 7, 2007
This is a great book like all Silverstains books:
Where the Sidewalk Ends 30th Anniversary Edition: Poems and Drawings
The Giving Tree
A Giraffe and a Half

Another author tha I love is Nowiki:
Why Some Cats are Rascals, Book 2
ALWAYS A JOY TO READ.   Sep 30, 2007
To be frank, I get a kick out of Silverstein's work. It is always a bit quirky, always takes a couple of readings to really "get," and is very entertaining while being quite insightful as to human nature. This work is no different from his other works, same quality, same odd way of looking at life, same delightful black and white drawings. Publisher's Weekly got it pretty right here, in their usual, rather snotty way, which is one of the few reviews I have ever agreed with them on. (except their little shot at some of his art that they felt may no be appropriate for kids...obviously the author of that review has never been around kids very much). This work consists of 171 pages of poetry rhymes and drawings. I first read Silverstein in Playboy magazine years and years ago when I wasted my time with such publications. I did not particularly care for him them, but over the years have developed quite a like for his work. I truely love this book and do highly recommend it.
great book  May 3, 2007
Review of Falling Up

The poem book Falling Up is a very good book. In the book the poems are about a mix of things including important lessons and funny things. Shel Silverstein did a very good job with his books and all of the books he wrote. Falling Up is by far my favorite poem book by Shel Silverstein.

Three poems that really caught my attention are "Gardener", "Spoiled Brat", and "The Toy Eater". I like "Gardener" because it is just a funny poem about a kid making a mistake. "Spoiled Brat" is an example of a life lesson that is very well written. I thought "The Toy Eater" is a great poem about making a little kid believe something that isn't true. All of these poems are very good examples of great imagination.

My favorite poem is "Obedient". This is a good poem because it is a life lesson and a funny poem. The life lesson is that when you do something there is a consequence and in this person's case they got a taste of their own medicine. This poem is funny because the poem takes the order literally by staying in the place for forty years. "Obedient" is a really great poem so I recommend that everyone should read it.

I think this book is a very entertaining, page turning book of poems. It is a great book for all ages, I highly recommend this book.
Falling Up  Apr 26, 2007
I am doing my review on _Falling_Up__. This book by Shel Silverstein is written very interesting because the poems inside are not just plain boring poems, they have a lot of thought put into them. His poems in this book are funny and they are tied in with the pictures. I think that Shel had a very wild and active imagination. You need that to wright a book like this. The book has a lot of poems that you would have never thought about being in a poem book. I think that that shows how Shel Silverstein was as a person, not just in his poetry. _Falling_Up_ is a good book also because the poems are goofy, and weird, yet he has a way to pull you into them in this poetry book. I recomend this book to any person who has a wild imagination like his, and whoever likes his stuff and has never read this book.
Danielle Guttman


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