William Steig





William Steig


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

Died
October 03, 2003

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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 · 65,421 ratings · 3,296 reviews · 76 distinct works · Similar authors
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

4.14 avg rating — 32,024 ratings — published 1969 — 50 editions
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Doctor De Soto

4.10 avg rating — 10,967 ratings — published 1982 — 44 editions
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Shrek!

3.78 avg rating — 3,022 ratings — published 1990 — 28 editions
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Abel's Island

3.87 avg rating — 2,899 ratings — published 1976 — 29 editions
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Brave Irene (Sunburst Books)

4.18 avg rating — 2,439 ratings — published 1986 — 27 editions
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The Amazing Bone

3.95 avg rating — 2,441 ratings — published 1976 — 18 editions
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Pete's a Pizza

3.99 avg rating — 2,310 ratings — published 1998 — 15 editions
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Amos & Boris

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4.21 avg rating — 1,574 ratings — published 1971 — 24 editions
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Dominic

4.25 avg rating — 814 ratings — published 1972 — 21 editions
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Cdb!

4.22 avg rating — 575 ratings — published 1968 — 15 editions
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More books by William Steig…
“Oh, Life, I am yours. Whatever it is you want of me, I am ready to give.”
William Steig, Dominic

“Did you ever see anybody so disgusting: said lightning to thunder, "never," growled thunder, "let's 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

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