The One and Only Shrek: Plus 5 Other Stories (Hardcover)

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ITEM#: 10519378

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 include Dominic; The Real Thief; The Amazing Bone, a Caldecott Honor Book; Amos & Boris, a National Book Award finalist; andAbel'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, andOur Miserable Life.

He died in Boston at the age of 95.

Before Shrek made it big on the silver screen, there was William Steig’s SHREK!, a book about an ordinary ogre who leaves his swampy childhood home to go out and see the world. Ordinarily, that is, if a foul and hideous being who ends up marrying the most stunningly ugly princess on the surface of the planet is what you consider ordinary. SHREK! can be found in this collection of six modern picture-book classics by Steig, along with stories concerning creatures ordinary and extraordinary—from Irene, a brave and loving little girl who must battle a howling blizzard, to Spinky, a boy who is so completely annoyed by his family that he no longer has any use for the human race. Gathered together for the first time, these entertaining stories will delight fans of Steig, both old and new.

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ISBN 9780312367138
Genre JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
Genre Detail Juvenile Kindergarten Ages 5-6
Format Hardcover
Pages 32
Publisher Date 2007-04-03 00:00:00.0
Publisher Square Fish
Copyright Year 2007
Height 9.25 in
Wdth 11.0 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 2.36 lb
Language English
Subtitle Plus 5 Other Stories
Audience Children/juvenile
Authors Steig, William
Dimensions 9.3x6.7x1.1
Country of Origin United States

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    the kids LUVVVD it!! steig is a master of children's books. the words flow like magic. the stories are funny and have good lessons. the whole family is enamored.

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