Sheldon Allan "Shel" Silverstein (September 25, 1930 – May 8/9, 1999) was a American writer, poet, singer-songwriter, musician, composer, cartoonist, screenwriter, and a children's author who is mostly known for his children's book The Giving Tree. He has won two Grammy Awards.
- Honan, William H. (1999-05-11). "Shel Silverstein, Zany Writer and Cartoonist, Dies at 67,". The New York Times. p. B10. http://www.nytimes.com/1999/05/11/books/shel-silverstein-zany-writer-and-cartoonist-dies-at-67.html. Retrieved 2009-12-16.