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William Steig (1907–2003)

Forfatter af Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

69+ Værker 26,053 Medlemmer 623 Anmeldelser 22 Favorited

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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 vis mere 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) vis mindre

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Værker af William Steig

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble (1969) 6,355 eksemplarer, 241 anmeldelser
Doctor De Soto (1982) 3,490 eksemplarer, 61 anmeldelser
Abel's Island (1976) 2,809 eksemplarer, 37 anmeldelser
Amos & Boris (1971) 1,912 eksemplarer, 28 anmeldelser
Brave Irene (1986) 1,842 eksemplarer, 47 anmeldelser
Pete's a Pizza (1998) 1,292 eksemplarer, 42 anmeldelser
The Amazing Bone (1976) 1,238 eksemplarer, 35 anmeldelser
Shrek! (1990) 980 eksemplarer, 27 anmeldelser
CDB! (1968) 695 eksemplarer, 15 anmeldelser
Doctor De Soto Goes to Africa (1992) 659 eksemplarer, 8 anmeldelser
Dominic (1972) 541 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
The Real Thief (1973) 462 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Spinky Sulks (1988) 297 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
The Toy Brother (1996) 281 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
CDC? (1984) 278 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Yellow & Pink (1984) 276 eksemplarer, 9 anmeldelser
Gorky Rises (1980) 225 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Caleb and Kate (1977) 216 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
When Everybody Wore a Hat (2003) 208 eksemplarer, 15 anmeldelser
Solomon the Rusty Nail (1985) 202 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Zeke Pippin (1994) 200 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Roland the Minstrel Pig (1968) 154 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Rotten Island (1969) 146 eksemplarer
Wizzil (2000) 143 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Which Would You Rather Be? (2002) 134 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The One and Only Shrek! (2007) 113 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
The Zabajaba Jungle (1987) 88 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Farmer Palmer's Wagon Ride (1974) 84 eksemplarer
The lonely ones (1942) 71 eksemplarer
Tiffky Doofky (1978) 68 eksemplarer
Grown-Ups Get to Do All the Driving (1995) 53 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Potch & Polly (2002) 51 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The World of William Steig (1656) — Illustrator — 50 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Toby, Where Are You? (1997) 46 eksemplarer
Toby, What Are You? (2001) 41 eksemplarer
Made for Each Other (1999) 30 eksemplarer
The Rejected Lovers (1822) 29 eksemplarer
Toby, Who Are You? (2004) 28 eksemplarer
Sick of Each Other (2001) 24 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Steig album, seven complete books (1953) 20 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
William Steig Drawings (1979) 20 eksemplarer
The Agony in the Kindergarten (1950) 17 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
About People (1939) 17 eksemplarer
Small Fry (1944) 16 eksemplarer
Our Miserable Life (1990) 16 eksemplarer
The Great Bustard and Other People (1944) — Illustrator — 16 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
All embarrassed (1944) 15 eksemplarer
Persistent Faces (1945) 11 eksemplarer
Dreams of Glory (1953) 10 eksemplarer
Male Female (1971) 9 eksemplarer
Ruminations (1984) 8 eksemplarer
The Bad Speller (1970) 7 eksemplarer
Man About Town (1932) 6 eksemplarer
An Eye for Elephants (1970) 4 eksemplarer
Continuous performance (1963) 4 eksemplarer
Doktor De Sotos Abenteuer (2005) 4 eksemplarer
dokter DeSoto 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The 20th-Century Children's Book Treasury: Picture Books and Stories to Read Aloud (1998) — Forfatter — 1,606 eksemplarer, 14 anmeldelser
The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker (2004) — Cartoonist — 1,344 eksemplarer, 9 anmeldelser
Shrek [2001 film] (2001) — Bidragyder — 1,150 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
Historien uden blonde (1950) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver1,048 eksemplarer, 16 anmeldelser
Listen, Little Man! (1945) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver484 eksemplarer, 8 anmeldelser
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1946) — Illustrator — 390 eksemplarer, 11 anmeldelser
The New Yorker Book of Dog Cartoons (1992) — Bidragyder — 178 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Alpha Beta Chowder (1992) — Illustrator — 124 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The Flying Latke (1999) — Illustrator — 92 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Consider the Lemming (1645) — Illustrator — 89 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The Art of Mickey Mouse (1991) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver80 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The Old Testament Made Easy (1990) — Illustrator — 78 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
How to Become Extinct (1941) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver76 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
A Gift from Zeus (2001) — Illustrator — 73 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Think Small (1965) — Bidragyder — 72 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse

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William Steig wrote his biography as if he was still an 8 year old boy in 1916. He informs the reader that when he was little everyone wore hats, there were no tvs, telephones, or cars and his parents didn't speak English too well because they were new immigrants. They would listen to the radio, play chess and sometimes his pop would row the boat with the family and he even mentions his crush on a girl from the old block as well as the one with the big mouth. He describes how much a nicklel would go in terms of buying things and that for his birthday, he would get a nickel. We find out that his is during the time of WWI and his brother caught the Spanish flu. He ends his story about how we wanted to be and artist and a seaman and that he became an artist but not a seaman and he doesn't wear a hat.… (mere)
 
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tlauermann | 14 andre anmeldelser | Jul 19, 2024 |
**Found in the 20th Century Children's Book Treasury**

This is so heartbreaking and heartwarming and lovely.
 
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mrsandersonreads23 | 240 andre anmeldelser | Apr 14, 2024 |
This is a charming book about winter, family, and responsibility.
To hear a see a read-aloud by Al Gore, click the link here:
https://storylineonline.net/books/brave-irene/
 
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Chrissylou62 | 46 andre anmeldelser | 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.
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EricCostello | Feb 28, 2024 |

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Værker
69
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Medlemmer
26,053
Popularitet
#800
Vurdering
4.0
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623
ISBN
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