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The One and Only Shrek Plus 5 Other Stories (Paperback)

Author:  William Steig Illustrator:  William Steig Introduction:  Eric Carle
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0312367139
ISBN-13: 9780312367138
Sku: 203434030
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.25H x 11L x 0.75T
Pages:  196
Age Range:  8 to 12
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To commemorate Steig's 100th birthday in 2007 and the anticipated theatrical release of "Shrek the Third*," this volume contains six classic Shrek picture books, including Steig's Caldecott Honor Book "The Amazing Bone." Features green-foil tipped pages. Full color. Pub . 3/07.
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Horribly hideous Shrek leaves home and terrifies everyone he encounters in his search for his equally ugly bride, in an omnibus of six stories, Shrek!, The Amazing Bone, Brave Irene, Spinky Sulks, Caleb and Kate, and Doctor DeSoto, releasing just in time to mark the author's one-hundredth birthday and the release of the next Shrek movie.
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William Steig
William Steig has had two distinct but related careers--first as a cartoonist and second as an author and illustrator of books for children. His career as a cartoonist began at age 17 during the Depression, when he sold cartoons to "The New Yorker" as a means of supporting his family. During this time, he created and sold several woodcarvings, some of which can be found in the historic home of Franklin D. Roosevelt. His career as an illustrator began in 1947, when fellow "New Yorker" cartoonist Bob Kraus created the Windmill Books imprint for Harper & Row. In 1970, Steig's book SYLVESTER AND THE MAGIC PEBBLE won the Caldecott Medal. In 1977 his book THE AMAZING BONE was named as a Caldecott Honor Book. Two of his works have also received Newbery Honors--ABEL'S ISLAND and DOCTOR DE SOTO.

William Steig had two distinct but related careers--the first as a cartoonist and the second as an author and illustrator of children's books. His career as a cartoonist began during the Great Depression when, at the age of 17, he began selling cartoons to "The New Yorker" as a means of supporting his family. His relationship with that magazine, during which they published 1,600 of his drawings and 117 of his cover illustrations, lasted over 70 years. His career in children's books began at age 60. His third offering, SYLVESTER AND THE MAGIC PEBBLE, won the Caldecott Medal while his 1977 book, THE AMAZING BONE, was named a Caldecott Honor Book. Two of his longer works, ABEL'S ISLAND and DOCTOR DE SOTO, were named Newbery Honor Books. In 2002 his picture book SHREK! was expanded and made into a full-length animated film which became the first to win the Academy Award in the category of Best Animated Feature. William Steig died of natural causes as the age of 95.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   04
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0196
Product attributePublisher:   Square Fish
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