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William Steig; Illustrated by the author; Read by Stanley Tucci

Macmillan Young Listeners



Macmillan Young Listeners

Macmillan Audio

On Sale: 09/01/2009

ISBN: 9781427209443


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. Ordinary, that is, if a foul and hideous being who ends up marrying the most stunningly ugly princess on the planet is what you consider ordinary.

Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year, School Library Best Books of the Year

Praise for Shrek!

“Sure to enchant any child lucky enough to read it . . . Such an ingratiating, cheery book that no one will be able to resist it.” —The Washington Post Book World

“Steig's epigrammatic genius is given full rein in this engrossing and satisfying tale.” —Publishers Weekly

“An original--and comical--reexamination of the reverse world of monsterdom.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

“Steig's inimitable wit and artistic dash have never been sharper or more expertly blended.” —School Library Journal

William Steig; Illustrated by the author; Read by Stanley Tucci

William Steig carved out dual careers as both a highly respected and entertaining cartoonist and an award-winning, bestselling author of children's picture books and novels. He won the prestigious Caldecott Medal for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, the Caldecott Honor for The Amazing Bone, the Christopher Award for Dominic, and the Newbery Honor for both Abel's Island and Doctor DeSoto.

Stanley Tucci's memorable roles include parts in the films Julie & Julia, The Lovely Bones, The Devil Wears Prada, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, and Lucky Number Slevin. He also wrote, directed, and produced Big Night--winner of an Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay. For his performance in the Broadway production of Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Stanley received a Tony Nomination. He has also garnered two AudioFile Earphones Awards for his audiobook narration, which includes reading William Steig's Shrek!

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William Steig