The one and only Shrek! plus 5 other stories

William Steig (author)

The one and only Shrek! plus 5 other stories

Target audience:
3-5 years and up
The one and only Shrek! plus 5 other stories
William Steig
New York: Square Fish, 2007
196 p. : ill.
9780312367138 (hardback)

Availability in Flemish libraries

More than 1 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