William Steig

William Steig
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William Steig (1907-2003) was a cartoonist, illustrator and author of award-winning books for children, including Shrek!, 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; 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.
 
Steig also published thirteen collections of drawings for adults, beginning with About 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.


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The One and Only Shrek! by William Steig--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt from William Steig's children's book The One and Only Shrek! To mark the 100th birthday of William Steig and in anticipation of the blockbuster movie Shrek the Third, Audio Renaissance presents the must-have collection of Steig classics featuring everyone's favorite ogre, read by Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci.

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Tiffky Doofky

William Steig; Illustrated by the author
Square Fish

William Steig's Tiffky Doofky, a garbage collector for the town of Popville, has a feeling one morning that something special is going to happen, so he goes to...


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Farmer Palmer's Wagon Ride

William Steig; Full-color pictures by the author
Square Fish

The wagon ride from town is so hazardous that Farmer Palmer, a pig, and Ebenezer, an ass, barely make it home again.


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Yellow & Pink

William Steig; Illustrated by the author
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Steig’s witty dialectic on the nature of existence


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Brave Irene Storytime Set

Written and illustrated by William Steig
Macmillan Young Listeners


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Solomon the Rusty Nail

William Steig; Illustrated by the author
Macmillan Young Listeners

Here, in the great tradition of Sylvester and the Magic Pebble and Caleb and Kate, is another tale of magical transformation from William Steig. Its hero,...


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Doctor De Soto book and CD storytime set

by William Steig; read by Stanley Tucci
Macmillan Young Listeners


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Brave Irene

Written and illustrated by William Steig
Square Fish

Mrs. Bobbin isn’t feeling very well and can’t deliver the beautiful ball gown she’s made for the duchess to wear that very evening. Even though it’s snowing...


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The Amazing Bone

William Steig; Pictures by the author
Square Fish

"Pearl (a piglet) discovers a talking bone, which had fallen out of a witch's basket...This is a tight mesh of witty storytelling and art, bound to please any...


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Spinky Sulks

William Steig; Illustrated by the author
Square Fish

A playful story of poor, misunderstood Spinky, lying in his hammock with a dreadful case of the sulks.


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Doctor De Soto

Written and illustrated by William Steig
Square Fish

From the incomparable William Steig, a story that proves even a fox can be out-foxed by a clever mouse. Doctor De Soto is a 1982 New York Times Book Review...


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Amos & Boris

William Steig; Illustrated by the author
Square Fish

Friends come in all shapes and sizes.


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Shrek! (Book & CD Set)

William Steig, Read by Stanley Tucci
Macmillan Young Listeners

Before Shrek made it big on the silver screen, there was William Steig’s SHREK!


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Shrek!

William Steig
Square Fish

Before Shrek made it big on the solver screen, there was William Steig’s SHREK!


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C D C ?

William Steig; Illustrated by the author
Square Fish

Puzzles and wordplay make reading fun in this Steig classic.


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The Real Thief

William Steig; Illustrated by the author
Square Fish

Is Gawain’s goose really cooked?


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Dominic

William Steig; Illustrated by the author
Square Fish

Dominic is off to see the world!


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Abel's Island

William Steig; Illustrated by the author
Square Fish

This story of a mouse who gets swept away from his beloved wife is truly a timeless classic about life’s simple pleasures. Abel's Island is a 1976 New York...


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The One and Only Shrek!

William Steig; Illustrated by the Author
Square Fish

To mark the 100th birthday of William Steig and in time for the blockbuster movie Shrek the Third, Square Fish presents the must-have deluxe ominbus of Steig...


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Wizzil

Willliam Steig; Pictures by Quentin Blake
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

An exciting collaboration Wizzil, a witch, is bored stiff. So, with some coaxing from Beatrice, her parrot, she turns herself into a common housefly and...


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Amos y Boris

written and illustrated by William Steig
Square Fish

Amos el ratón y Boris la ballena: un par de amigos leales con nada en común excepto un buen corazón y la voluntad de ayudar a su colega...


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Doctor De Soto, Spanish Edtiton

William Steig; Pictures by the author; Translated by Maria Puncel
Square Fish

"Doctor De Soto, the dentist, did very good work." With the aid of his able assistant, Mrs. De Soto, he copes with the toothaches of animals large and small....


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La Isla de Abel

William Steig; Illustrated by the author; Translated by Maria Balseiro
Square Fish

Castaway on an uninhabited island, Abel, a very civilized mouse, finds his resourcefulness and endurance tested to the limit as he struggles to survive and...


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Irene, La Valiente

William Steig; Pictures by the author; Translated by Teresa Mlawer
Mirasol/libros juveniles

Irene braves a fierce snowstorm to deliver a dress her mother has made for the Duchess. Although she faces terrible dangers, it's all worthwhile in the end. In...


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Gorky Rises

William Steig; Illustrated by the author
Square Fish

One fresh and fair summer day, as soon as his parents go out, Gorky sets up his laboratory by the kitchen sink to have another try at concocting a magic...


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Caleb and Kate

William Steig; Pictures by the author
Square Fish

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...


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Listen, Little Man!

Wilhelm Reich; Translated from the German by Ralph Manheim; Illustrated with line drawings by artist William Steig
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

Listen, Little Man! is a great physician's quiet talk to each one of us, the average human being, the Little Man. Written in 1946 in answer to the gossip and...


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