William Steig
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William Steig

William Steig (1907-2003) published his first children's book, Roland the Minstrel Pig, in 1968, and received the Caldecott Medal for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble (978-1416902065) in 1970. His works also include The Amazing Bone, a Caldecott Honor Book, and Abel's Island and Doctor De Soto, both Newbery Honor Books. His most recent books published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux are Shrek! (released by DreamWorks as a major motion picture) and Wizzil, illustrated by Quentin Blake. School Library Journal named Shrek! a Best Book of 1990 and said of it, "Steig's inimitable wit and artistic dash have never been sharper or more expertly blended."

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    • Sylvester & The Magic Pebble

    • By: William Steig
    • Narrated by: Rex Robbins
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    Sylvester is transformed into a rock by a magic pebble....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story and reading

    • By Jumpin on 08-30-18

    Regular price: $1.99

    • Brave Irene

    • By: William Steig
    • Narrated by: Meryl Streep
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 25

    Brave Irene is Irene Bobbin, the dressmaker's daughter....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brave Indeed

    • By Phyllis Chamberlain on 07-28-18

    Regular price: $1.88

    • The Amazing Bone

    • By: William Steig
    • Narrated by: Meryl Streep
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    It's a bright and beautiful spring day, and Pearl, a pig, is dawdling on her way home from school. Most unexpectedly, she strikes up an acquaintance with a small bone....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Kids' Book On Audible

    • By Gretchen SLP on 05-13-16

    Regular price: $1.88

    • Doctor De Soto

    • By: William Steig
    • Narrated by: Ian Thomson
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    A hungry fox with a toothache begs a mouse dentist to relieve his pain in this modern-day fable....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Has Pictures!

    • By Gretchen SLP on 01-24-17

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Shrek!

    • By: William Steig
    • Narrated by: Stanley Tucci
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Before Shrek made it big on the silver screen, there was Shrek!, a book about an ordinary ogre who leaves his swampy childhood home to go out and see the world....

    Regular price: $3.93

    • Abel's Island

    • By: William Steig
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Abelard Hassam di Chirico Flint - Abel, for short - is a rich and silly mouse....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Book

    • By Edna Ruiz on 08-21-18

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Dominic

    • By: William Steig
    • Narrated by: Peter Thomas
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 11

    It's time for a change, so Dominic packs his collection of hats and his piccolo and heads out, letting the world take him where it may....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nostalgic

    • By Trevor on 03-11-17

    Regular price: $19.93

    • The Real Thief

    • By: William Steig
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year for 1973 and an ALA Notable Book, The Real Thief is the story of Gawain, a most honorable goose....

    Regular price: $9.09

    • The One and Only SHREK! Plus 5 Other Stories

    • By: William Steig
    • Narrated by: Meryl Streep, Stanley Tucci
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Before Shrek made it 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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not like the movie...but better!

    • By Stephanie A. Land on 05-06-10

    Regular price: $13.27

    • Storm Warning

    • By: Jack Higgins
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    It’s August 1944 and as the Allied forces gain momentum in Europe, a group of loyal German expatriates trapped in Brazil hatch a desperate plan to return to the Motherland....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Honor

    • By Richard C. Dewey on 04-17-17

    Regular price: $18.19

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