Shrek! : The book that inspired the movies and the musical

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Read the book that inspired the famous film franchise in this wonderfully funny picture book.

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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 201 x 211 x 3mm | 176g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • w. numerous col. ill.
  • 0141374713
  • 9780141374710
  • 947,381

About William Steig

William Steig (1907 - 2003) was a prolific American cartoonist, sculptor and, later in life, an author of popular children's literature. Most noted for the books Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, Abel's Island and Doctor De Soto, he also created the character Shrek, who inspired the popular movie series.
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