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Publisher's Summary

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.
©1990 William Steig (P)2007 Macmillan Audio

Critic Reviews

"Steig's epigrammatic genius is given full rein in this engrossing and satisfying tale. The implicit promise (or threat) of a sequel - perhaps detailing the exploits of the pair's offspring - is indeed delicious to contemplate." ( Publishers Weekly)
"The fast-forward movement of the story and the inventive , challenging language, full of surprises, make this especially fun to read aloud." ( School Library Journal)

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