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William Steig (1907–2003)

Autor(a) de Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

68+ Works 25,596 Membros 625 Críticas 21 Favorited

About the Author

William Steig was born in Brooklyn, New York, on November 14, 1907, and spent his childhood in the Bronx. Steig found an outlet for his talent by creating cartoons for the high school newspaper. After high school graduation, Steig spent two years at City College, three years at the National mostrar mais Academy, and five days at the Yale School of Fine Arts before dropping out. During his early days as a free-lance artist, he supplemented his income with work in advertising, although he intensely disliked it. He illustrated for the The New Yorker, beginning in 1930. During the 1940s, Steig's creativity found a more agreeable outlet when he began carving figurines in wood; his sculptures are on display as part of the collection in the historic home of Franklin D. Roosevelt in Hyde Park, New York, and in several museums in New England. In 1967, Bob Kraus, a fellow cartoonist at The New Yorker, was in the process of organizing Windmill Books, an imprint for Harper & Row. Kraus suggested that Steig try writing and illustrating a book for a young audience. The result was Steig's letter-puzzle book entitled C D B!, published in 1968. Roland the Minstrel Pig, was published the same year. With his very next title, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, he won the Caldecott Medal. The Amazing Bone was also a Caldecott Honor Book.In 1972, Steig published his first children's novel, Dominic, which won the Christopher Award. Abel's Island followed and was a Newberry Honor Book. William Steig died in October 3, 2003 in Boston Massachusettes. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Séries

Obras por William Steig

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble (1969) 6,220 exemplares
Doctor De Soto (1982) 3,407 exemplares
Abel's Island (1976) 2,764 exemplares
Amos & Boris (1971) 1,873 exemplares
Brave Irene (1986) 1,804 exemplares
Pete's a Pizza (1998) 1,271 exemplares
The Amazing Bone (1976) 1,224 exemplares
Shrek! (1990) 962 exemplares
CDB! (1968) 689 exemplares
Doctor De Soto Goes to Africa (1992) 650 exemplares
Dominic (1972) 533 exemplares
The Real Thief (1973) 458 exemplares
Spinky Sulks (1988) 294 exemplares
The Toy Brother (1996) 279 exemplares
CDC? (1984) 277 exemplares
Yellow & Pink (1984) 271 exemplares
Gorky Rises (1980) 223 exemplares
Caleb and Kate (1977) 213 exemplares
When Everybody Wore a Hat (2003) 207 exemplares
Solomon the Rusty Nail (1800) 200 exemplares
Zeke Pippin (1994) 198 exemplares
Roland the Minstrel Pig (1968) 151 exemplares
Rotten Island (1969) 146 exemplares
Wizzil (2000) 140 exemplares
Which Would You Rather Be? (2002) 135 exemplares
The One and Only Shrek! (2007) 112 exemplares
The Zabajaba Jungle (1987) 89 exemplares
Farmer Palmer's Wagon Ride (1891) 82 exemplares
The lonely ones (1942) 71 exemplares
Tiffky Doofky (1800) 66 exemplares
Potch & Polly (2002) 51 exemplares
The World of William Steig (1656) — Ilustrador — 50 exemplares
Toby, Where Are You? (1997) 46 exemplares
Toby, What Are You? (2001) 40 exemplares
Made for Each Other (1999) 30 exemplares
The Rejected Lovers (1822) 29 exemplares
Toby, Who Are You? (2004) 27 exemplares
Sick of Each Other (2001) 24 exemplares
William Steig Drawings (1979) 20 exemplares
The Agony in the Kindergarten (1950) 17 exemplares
About People (1939) 17 exemplares
Our Miserable Life (1990) 16 exemplares
The Great Bustard and Other People (1944) — Ilustrador — 16 exemplares
Small Fry (1944) 16 exemplares
All embarrassed (1944) 14 exemplares
Persistent Faces (1945) 11 exemplares
Dreams of Glory (1953) 10 exemplares
Male Female (1971) 9 exemplares
Ruminations (1984) 8 exemplares
Man About Town (1932) 6 exemplares
The Bad Speller (1970) 6 exemplares
Continuous performance (1963) 4 exemplares
Doktor De Sotos Abenteuer (2005) 4 exemplares
An Eye for Elephants (1970) 3 exemplares
dokter DeSoto 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker (2004) — Cartoonist — 1,329 exemplares
Shrek [2001 film] (2001) — Contribuidor — 1,135 exemplares
The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody (1950) — Ilustrador, algumas edições1,046 exemplares
Listen, Little Man! (1945) — Ilustrador, algumas edições486 exemplares
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1946) — Ilustrador — 387 exemplares
The New Yorker Book of Dog Cartoons (1992) — Contribuidor — 176 exemplares
Alpha Beta Chowder (1992) — Ilustrador — 124 exemplares
The Flying Latke (1999) — Ilustrador — 92 exemplares
Consider the Lemming (1605) — Ilustrador — 89 exemplares
The Old Testament Made Easy (1990) — Ilustrador — 77 exemplares
How to Become Extinct (1941) — Ilustrador, algumas edições76 exemplares
A Gift from Zeus (2001) — Ilustrador — 73 exemplares
Think Small (1965) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares

Etiquetado

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Membros

Discussions

Kids book, 70s? em Name that Book (Setembro 2013)
Children's book about shapeshifting bunny em Name that Book (Novembro 2012)

Críticas

**Found in the 20th Century Children's Book Treasury**

This is so heartbreaking and heartwarming and lovely.
 
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mrsandersonreads23 | 240 outras críticas | Apr 14, 2024 |
This is a charming book about winter, family, and responsibility.
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Chrissylou62 | 46 outras críticas | Apr 11, 2024 |
I wonder what Steig fans at the time this was published thought. One of the volumes contained in this compilation is "Small Fry," a group of classic The New Yorker cartoons, which it's fun to see, but the rest are, frankly, boring abstract drawings. Give this book a hard pass.
½
 
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EricCostello | Feb 28, 2024 |
A classic story of gratitude.
 
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sloth852 | 240 outras críticas | Jan 12, 2024 |

Listas

1960s (1)

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Estatísticas

Obras
68
Also by
17
Membros
25,596
Popularidade
#816
Avaliação
4.0
Críticas
625
ISBN
786
Línguas
17
Marcado como favorito
21

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