Famed children’s author Shel Silverstein, who passed away in 1999 and is responsible for oh … just about every one of your favorite books from childhood — A Light In The Attic, Where the Sidewalk Ends, and The Giving Tree, which was turned into a Silverstein-narrated short film in 1973 to name but a few (personal fav has always been both The Missing Piece and its sequel, as well as the Johnny Cash song, “A Boy Named Sue”, which Silverstein wrote) — has a posthumous book due in September from publishing house HarperCollins.
Every Thing On It will be a collection of poems and drawings selected by Silverstein’s family members. On another note, can we talk about how fucking selfish that little boy is in The Giving Tree? Every time I think about that book and how the gentle tree allowed itself to be taken advantage of, it fills me with such a rage that I want to curb stomp that little boy. [via highdefinite]