Shel Silverstein

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Shel Silverstein in real life.

Name Shel Silverstein
Age 68 (1930-1999)
Gender Male
Actor None.
Film Appearance? No
Online Appearance? Yes
Book Appearance? Yes

"But Shel Silverstein looks more like a burglar or a pirate, than someone who should be writing books for kids."
Greg Heffley

Shel Silverstein was a real-life author of a book known as The Giving Tree. Greg thinks he looks more like a burglar or a pirate than a childrens-book author, and hence was scared of him when he was younger.

As a young child, Greg had a habit of getting out of bed, much to the annoyance of his parents, which lead to his father scaring him with a picture of Silverstein.