William Steig





William Steig

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born
in New York City, , The United States
November 14, 1907

died
October 03, 2003

gender
male

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William Steig was born in New York City in 1907. In a family where every member was involved in the arts, it was not surprising that Steig became an artist.

He published his first children's book, Roland the Minstrel Pig, in 1968, embarking on a new and very different career.

Steig's books reflect his conviction that children want the security of a devoted family and friends. When Sylvester, Farmer Palmer, Abel, Pearl, Gorky, Solomon, and Irene eventually get home, their families are all waiting, and beginning with Amos and Boris, friendship is celebrated in story after story.

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Average rating: 4.08 · 50,283 ratings · 2,419 reviews · 66 distinct works · Similar authors
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 26,290 ratings — published 1969 — 47 editions
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Doctor De Soto
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 8,426 ratings — published 1982 — 41 editions
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Shrek!
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 2,034 ratings — published 1990 — 25 editions
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The Amazing Bone
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 1,830 ratings — published 1976 — 14 editions
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Brave Irene (Sunburst Books)
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 1,685 ratings — published 1986 — 25 editions
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Abel's Island
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 1,936 ratings — published 1976 — 29 editions
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Pete's a Pizza
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 1,647 ratings — published 1998 — 15 editions
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Amos et Boris
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 906 ratings — published 1971 — 22 editions
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Dominic
4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 597 ratings — published 1972 — 20 editions
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Cdb!
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 443 ratings — published 1968 — 15 editions
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More books by William Steig…
“did you ever see anybody so disgusting: said lightning to thunder, "never" thunder growled thunder, "lets give him the works”
William Steig, Shrek!
tags: humor

“Later she sat on the ground in the forest between school and home, and spring was so bright and beautiful, the warm air touched her so tenderly, she could almost feel herself changing into a flower. Her light dress felt like petals.
"I love everything," she heard herself say.
"So do I," a voice answered.
Pearl straightened up and looked around. No one was there.”
William Steig, The Amazing Bone

“People are no damn good”
William Steig, The Lonely Ones

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