Book
Dutch

Amos en Boris

William Steig (author)
Target audience:
All ages
Subject
Vriendschap
Title
Amos en Boris
Author
William Steig
Language
Dutch
Original language
English
Original title
Amos and Boris
Publisher
Amsterdam: Querido, 1993
[33] p. : ill.
ISBN
90-214-8339-4

Availability in Flemish libraries

More than 4 times in Flemish libraries

About William Steig

William Steig (November 14, 1907 – October 3, 2003) was an American cartoonist, sculptor, and, in his later life, an illustrator and writer of children's books. Best known for the picture books Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, Abel's Island, and Doctor De Soto, he was also the creator of Shrek!, which inspired the film series of the same name. He was the U.S. nominee for both of the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Awards, as a children's book illustrator in 1982 and a writer in 1988.

Early life

Steig was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1907, and grew up in the Bronx. His parents were Polish-Jewish immigrants from Austria, both socialists. His father, Joseph Steig, was a house painter, and his mother, Laura Ebel Steig, was a seamstress who encouraged his artistic leanings. As a child, he dabbled in painting and was an avid reader of literature. Among other works, he was said …Read more on Wikipedia