Caleb and Kate (Paperback)

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    William Steig (1907-2003) was a cartoonist, illustrator and author of award-winning books for children, includingShrek!, on which the DreamWorks movies are based. Steig was born in New York City. Every member of his family was involved in the arts, and so it was no surprise when he decided to become an artist. He attended City College and the National Academy of Design. In 1930, Steig's work began appearing in The New Yorker, where his drawings have been a popular fixture ever since. He published his first children's book,Roland the Minstrel Pig, in 1968.

    In 1970, Steig received the Caldecott Medal for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble. His books for children also includeDominic; The Real Thief; The Amazing Bone, a Caldecott Honor Book; Amos & Boris, a National Book Award finalist; and Abel's Island and Doctor De Soto, both Newbery Honor Books. Steig's books have also received the Christopher Award, the Irma Simonton Black Award, the William Allen White Children's Book Award, and the American Book Award. His European awards include the Premio di Letteratura per l'infanzia (Italy), the Silver Pencil Award (the Netherlands), and the Prix de la Fondation de France. On the basis of his entire body of work, Steig was selected as the 1982 U.S. candidate for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Illustration and subsequently as the 1988 U.S. candidate for Writing.

    Stieg also published thirteen collections of drawings for adults, beginning withAbout People in 1939, and including The Lonely Ones, Male/Female,The Agony in the Kindergarten, and Our Miserable Life.

    He died in Boston at the age of 95.

    When Caleb finds himself transformed into a dog and is unable to tell his wife his true identity, he decides to become her companion.

    Caleb and Kate is a 1977 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year and a 1978 National Book Award Finalist for Children's Literature.

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    ISBN 9780374410384
    Genre JUVENILE FICTION / Love & Romance
    Genre Detail Juvenile Grades 1-2 Ages 6-7
    Format Paperback
    Publisher Date 1986-05-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Square Fish
    Height 10.0 in
    Wdth 8.0 in
    Thickness 0.25 in
    Unit weight 0.25 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors Steig, William

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