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Doctor De Soto, Spanish Edition

Doctor De Soto, Spanish Edition

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

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On Sale: 07/31/2018

ISBN: 9781250219541

32 Pages, Ages 5-8

El Doctor De Soto es un dentista que siempre hace buen trabajo. Con la ayuda de su capaz asistente, la Señora De Soto, el maneja los dolores de dientes de los animales grandes y pequeños. Su experiencia es tan grande que sus pacientes afortunados nunca sienten dolor alguno.

Al ser un ratón, el Doctor De Soto se rehúsa a tratar animales "peligrosos"—es decir, animales con un gusto por los ratones. Pero un día un zorro se aparece y ruega por algún alivio del dolor severo que siente en su diente. ¿Cómo pueden los De Sotos bondadosos rechazar al zorro? Pero, ¿cómo se pueden asegurar que el zorro no cederá a sus instintos básicos tan pronto su diente haya sido arreglado? Los listos De Sotos encontrarán la manera.

Doctor De Soto es un Libro Notable de Niños del Año 1982 seleccionado por el New York Times Book Review y un Libro Destacado del Año 1982, un Libro de Honor en Libros Ilustrados de 1983 en los Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards, y un Libro de Honor Newberry de 1983.

ALA Notable Children's Books, Boston Globe - Horn Book Award, Booklist Editors' Choice, Newbery Honor Book, IBBY Honor Books, IRA-CBC Children's Choices, NYT Outstanding Books of the Year, Horn Book Magazine Fanfare List, NYTBR Notable Children's BOTY, Booklist Best Books of the '80s, School Library Best Books of the Year

Praise for Doctor De Soto, Spanish Edition

“I cannot imagine childhood without Steig: Sylvester, Pearl, Caleb, and now Doctor De Soto.” —The Dallas Morning News

“This is one of those picture books that are so good I'd just like to quote the whole thing.” —Philadelphia Inquirer

“Simple but sly, a mischievously imaginative rendition of the classic theme.” —Starred, Kirkus Reviews

“Doctor De Soto is a mouse dentist who...operates a clinic open to all except animals threatening to mice. What to do, then, when a weeping and wailing fox shows up for treatment?. . .There is great wit and good fun in the illustrations.” —Starred, Booklist


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

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.

Stieg 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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