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William Steig's drawings began appearing in THE NEW YORKER in 1930. He published his first children's book, ROLAND THE MINSTREL PIG, in 1968, and received the Caldecott Medal for SYLVESTER AND THE MAGIC PEBBLE in 1970. His works also include THE AMAZING BONE, a Caldecott Honor Book, and ABEL'S ISLAND and DOCTOR DE SOTO, both Newbery Honor Books. 1970 Caldecott Medal Winner: Sylvester and the Magic Pebble1977 Caldecott Honor: The Amazing Bone1977 Newbery Honor: Abel's Island1983 Newbery Honor: Doctor DeSoto
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