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Missing Piece

ISBN-10: 0060256710
ISBN-13: 9780060256715
Edition: 30th 1976
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Description: It was missing a piece. And it was not happy. So it set off in search of its missing piece. And as it rolled it sang this song - Oh I'm lookin' for my missin' piece I'm lookin' for my missin' piece Hi-dee-ho, here I go, Lookin' for my missin'  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.99
Edition: 30th
Copyright year: 1976
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 1/24/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 112
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

It was missing a piece. And it was not happy. So it set off in search of its missing piece. And as it rolled it sang this song - Oh I'm lookin' for my missin' piece I'm lookin' for my missin' piece Hi-dee-ho, here I go, Lookin' for my missin' piece. What it finds on its search for the missing piece is simply and touchingly told in this fable that gently probes the nature of quest and fulfillment.

The most popular current writer of humorous verse for children, Silverstein was born in Chicago, Illinois, has been married and divorced, has one daughter, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. His career includes composing popular songs, drawing cartoons, writing many adult articles (several for Playboy), and acting. However, he is best known for his self-illustrated children's poetry. His first such book was Uncle Shelby's Story of Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back (1963), the humorous tale of a lion who turns the tables on hunters. It was followed by The Giving Tree (1964), a story of a parentlike tree that gives endlessly and is endlessly used by its son. Several other such picture books followed, including The Missing Piece (1976), about a circle that goes in search of a missing piece, and its sequel, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O (1981). However, two collections of poetry are probably his best-loved work: Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein (1974), and A Light in the Attic (1981). All of Silverstein's poetry for children employs the language play common to Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear. Silverstein is probably the best of the contemporary nonsense poets for children.

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