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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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The Zabajaba Jungle
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The Zabajaba Jungle

William Steig
Square Fish
Square Fish

The Zabajaba Jungle is amazing. Its flora and fauna are like nothing ever seen before. Leonard is the first human who has ever entered the jungle, and perils lie in wait behind each bush. But he...

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The Toy Brother
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The Toy Brother

William Steig
Square Fish
Square Fish

Yorick Bede has always considered his younger brother Charles a first-rate pain in the pants, and Charles thinks the same of Yorick. One day Yorick plays with his alchemist father's potions, and...

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Roland the Minstrel Pig
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Roland the Minstrel Pig

William Steig
Square Fish
Square Fish

Roland the pig plays the lute and sings so sweetly that his friends never have enough of listening to him. He has bigger dreams, though, so he decides to take his show on the road and share his music...

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Wizzil
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Wizzil

William Steig; illustrated by Quentin Blake
Square Fish
Square Fish

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 heads over to Frimp farm to stir...

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Farmer Palmer's Wagon Ride
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Farmer Palmer's Wagon Ride

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

William Steig; Illustrated by the author
Square Fish
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 a fortune teller. She says he...

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Caleb and Kate

Caleb and Kate

William Steig; Pictures by the author
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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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...

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Caleb and Kate

Caleb and Kate

William Steig; Pictures by the author
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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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...

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The Amazing Bone

The Amazing Bone

William Steig; Illustrated by the author
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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It's a bright and beautiful spring day, and Pearl, a pig, is dawdling on her way home from school. Most unexpectedly, she strikes up an acquaintance...

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The Amazing Bone

The Amazing Bone

Written and Illustrated by William Steig
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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It's a bright and beautiful spring day, and Pearl, a pig, is dawdling on her way home from school. Most unexpectedly, she strikes up an acquaintance...

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Brave Irene

Brave Irene

William Steig; Illustrated by the author
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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Brave Irene is Irene Bobbin, the dressmaker's daughter. Her mother, Mrs. Bobbin, isn't feeling so well and can't possibly deliver the beautiful...

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Brave Irene

Brave Irene

William Steig; Illustrated by the author
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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Brave Irene is Irene Bobbin, the dressmaker's daughter. Her mother, Mrs. Bobbin, isn't feeling so well and can't possibly deliver the beautiful...

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Doctor De Soto

Doctor De Soto

William Steig; Pictures by the author
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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"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...

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Doctor De Soto

Doctor De Soto

William Steig; Pictures by the author
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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"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...

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Solomon the Rusty Nail

Solomon the Rusty Nail

William Steig; Illustrated by the author
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Solomon the bunny can turn himself into a rusty nail!

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Solomon the Rusty Nail

Solomon the Rusty Nail

William Steig; Illustrated by the author
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Solomon the bunny can turn himself into a rusty nail!

Here, in the great tradition of Sylvester and the Magic Pebble and Caleb and Kate, is another tale of magical transformation...

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Solomon the Rusty Nail

Solomon the Rusty Nail

William Steig; Illustrated by the author
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Solomon the bunny can turn himself into a rusty nail!

"Steig combines a tale of uncanny transformation with his distinctively animated illustrations...Children will love this bizarre tale with...

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Shrek!

Shrek!

William Steig; Illustrated by the author
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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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...

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Shrek!

Shrek!

William Steig; Illustrated by the author
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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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...

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Spinky Sulks

Spinky Sulks

William Steig; Illustrated by the author
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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Spinky is convinced that his family hates him and goes off to sulk in his hammock. His brother and sister try to make amends. His mom even brings...

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Spinky Sulks

Spinky Sulks

William Steig; Illustrated by the author
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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Spinky is convinced that his family hates him and goes off to sulk in his hammock. His brother and sister try to make amends. His mom even brings...

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Yellow & Pink

Yellow & Pink

William Steig; Illustrated by the author
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Steig's witty dialectic on the nature of existence.
As a yellow and a pink puppet bask in the sun, allowing their paint to dry, they try to determine where they came from. But as soon as they've...

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Yellow & Pink

Yellow & Pink

William Steig; Illustrated by the author
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Steig's witty dialectic on the nature of existence.
As a yellow and a pink puppet bask in the sun, allowing their paint to dry, they try to determine where they came from. But as soon as they've...

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Yellow & Pink

Yellow & Pink

William Steig; Illustrated by the author
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Steig's witty dialectic on the nature of existence.
As a yellow and a pink puppet bask in the sun, allowing their paint to dry, they try to determine where they...

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Brave Irene Storytime Set
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Brave Irene Storytime Set

William Steig; Read by Meryl Streep
Macmillan Audio
Macmillan Young Listeners

Brave Irene is Irene Bobbin, the dressmaker's daughter. Her mother, Mrs. Bobbin, isn't feeling so well and can't possibly deliver the beautiful ball gown she's made for the duchess to wear...

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Brave Irene

Brave Irene

William Steig; Illustrated by the author
Square Fish
Square Fish

Brave Irene is Irene Bobbin, the dressmaker's daughter. Her mother, Mrs. Bobbin, isn't feeling so well and can't possibly deliver the beautiful ball gown she's made for the duchess to wear...

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The Amazing Bone

The Amazing Bone

William Steig; Pictures by the author
Square Fish
Square Fish

The Amazing Bone is a 1976 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year, a 1977 Caldecott Honor Book, and a 1977 Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards Honor Book for Picture Books.

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Doctor De Soto
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Doctor De Soto

Written and illustrated by William Steig
Square Fish
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 Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year, a 1983 Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards Honor Book for Picture Books, and a 1983 Newbery Honor Book.

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Amos & Boris

Amos & Boris

William Steig; Illustrated by the author
Square Fish
Square Fish

Friends come in all shapes and sizes.

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