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From New York Times bestselling author Shel Silverstein, the creator of the beloved poetry collections Where the Sidewalk Ends, Falling Up, and Every Thing On It, comes an imaginative book of poems and drawings—a favorite of Shel Silverstein fans young and old.

A Light in the Attic delights with remarkable characters and hilariously profound poems in a collection readers will return to again and again.

Here in the attic you will find Backward Bill, Sour Face Ann, the Meehoo with an Exactlywatt, and the Polar Bear in the Frigidaire. You will talk with Broiled Face, and find out what happens when Somebody steals your knees, you get caught by the Quick-Digesting Gink, a Mountain snores, and They Put a Brassiere on the Camel.

Come on up to the attic of Shel Silverstein and let the light bring you home.

Hardcover, 192 pages
Published on September 22, 2009 by HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 0061905852
ISBN-13: 9780061905858
53 Book Reviews
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  • doritos3Monday, January 26, 2015 at 4:46 pm
    i really like this story! :}
    • revlis
      revlisMonday, January 26, 2015 at 3:32 pm
      I love Shel Silverstein's books, and this one is one of my favorites! I wish to own this book.
      • pandy123
        pandy123Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 5:41 am55 stars
        Shel Silverstein is a fantastic author.I love all his books.
        • cami4
          cami4Monday, November 10, 2014 at 9:59 pm33 stars
          in my opinion i loved it i thought it was great I highly recommend it for those poetry readers!this is my fav author!!!
          • cerulian
            cerulianSaturday, September 13, 2014 at 5:59 pm55 stars
            I loved reading this book in Elementary School! The poems are easy to understand, yet so beautifully wonderful. The illustrations are also unique and interesting, perfect for the book. It is one-of-a-kind and a must read for everyone!
            • wynn02
              wynn02Friday, April 25, 2014 at 8:53 am55 stars
              the illustrations are amazing is you have imagination if you don't you cant under stand
              • blessing55
                blessing55Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 8:34 am33 stars
                it was an ok book but the illustrains are horrible the auther could use some work on the peoms too but minus that my favorite is about the girl who wanted a pony
                • chrystal13
                  chrystal13Monday, June 22, 2015 at 2:13 pm
                  The illustration are in a different style, and I sort of agree with you on the people drawings, but overall I think the poems were pretty good. I respect your opinion fully, though.
                  • cami4
                    cami4Monday, July 14, 2014 at 10:42 am33 stars
                    i love these poems, and the illustrains ae good, and i love these poems!!!!!!
                    • gap430
                      gap430Friday, November 21, 2014 at 12:16 pm
                      Me too! The illustrations are probably meant to be like that. I don't mind it
                      • peeps
                        peepsMonday, December 22, 2014 at 12:20 pm
                        me neither, it is his style
                        • ravermccare23
                          ravermccare23Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 2:01 pm
                          totally his style, every book of his has those weird but awesome sketches!
                    • headream100
                      headream100Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 12:32 am
                      Really? I thought the poet did a great job on the poems. And the illustrations aren't horrible, they're realistic and fun to look at. Also I don't know how you liked the poem about the girl who wanted a pony. That's just sad. But this is just my opinion.
                      • peeps
                        peepsMonday, December 22, 2014 at 12:20 pm
                        i agree, they are fun
                    • hey
                      heyTuesday, March 19, 2013 at 3:03 pm55 stars
                      This book is filled with funny and silly poems! You should defienetely read this book! (:
                      • 5smyers
                        5smyersThursday, February 21, 2013 at 3:50 pm55 stars
                        read this book
                        • awesomesess
                          awesomesessSunday, February 10, 2013 at 5:33 pm55 stars
                          love it