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    DescriptionBefore 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.


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    Title
    Shrek!
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Steig
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 32
    Width: 208 mm
    Height: 260 mm
    Thickness: 4 mm
    Weight: 141 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780312384494
    ISBN 10: 0312384491
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FXX
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC E4L: GEN
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-CI
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
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    BIC subject category V2: YF
    DC22: E
    B&T Book Type: EF
    B&T General Subject: 214
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22100
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: CI
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 84
    B&T Approval Code: X01011000
    BISAC V2.8: JUV039220
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: X01012100
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JUV027000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PZ7.S8177 SH 2008
    Thema V1.0: YFB
    BIC E4L: YGN
    Edition statement
    First.
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Square Fish
    Imprint name
    Square Fish
    Publication date
    02 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "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"