Falling Up

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HarperCollins, Apr 25, 1996 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 184 pages
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Millie McDeevit screamed a scream
So loud it made her eyebrows steam.
She screamed so loud
Her 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.

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User Review  - Lorryn Woodward - Goodreads

I read this years ago when I was younger but I do think I need to read them again. I want to read them to the kids but the stack of books to read them is already out of control and only one actually ... Read full review

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User Review  - Katelyn Bognatz - Goodreads

Title: Falling Up Author: Shel Silverstein Illustrator: Genre: Poem Theme(s): Poetry Opening line/sentence: “I tripped on my shoelace” Brief Book Summary: A collection of more than one hundred poems ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Shel Silverstein is the author-artist of many beloved books of prose and poetry. He was a cartoonist, playwright, poet, performer, recording artist, and Grammy-winning, Oscar-nominated songwriter.

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