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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 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)
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Abel's Island 2,247 copies, 34 reviews
Amos & Boris 1,478 copies, 29 reviews
Brave Irene 1,364 copies, 43 reviews
Pete's a Pizza 1,039 copies, 41 reviews
The Amazing Bone 989 copies, 34 reviews
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Doctor De Soto Goes to Africa 510 copies, 7 reviews
Dominic 459 copies, 7 reviews
The Real Thief 373 copies, 3 reviews
Spinky Sulks 252 copies, 3 reviews
C D C ? (Author/Illustrator) 242 copies, 2 reviews
The Toy Brother 235 copies, 3 reviews
Yellow & Pink 231 copies, 9 reviews
Gorky Rises 184 copies, 3 reviews
When Everybody Wore a Hat 183 copies, 13 reviews
Caleb and Kate 163 copies, 2 reviews
Zeke Pippin 162 copies, 3 reviews
Solomon the Rusty Nail 160 copies, 3 reviews
Rotten Island 118 copies
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The Zabajaba Jungle 68 copies, 1 review
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The World of William Steig (Illustrator) 46 copies, 1 review
Sick of Each Other 19 copies, 1 review
About People 17 copies
The Agony in the Kindergarten 15 copies, 1 review
The Great Bustard and Other People (Illustrator) 15 copies, 1 review
Small Fry 14 copies
All embarrassed 13 copies
Male Female 9 copies
Ruminations 8 copies
The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker (Cartoonist) 1,209 copies, 9 reviews
The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody (Illustrator, some editions) 976 copies, 16 reviews
Shrek [2001 film] (Contributor) 940 copies, 5 reviews
Listen, Little Man! (Illustrator, some editions) 415 copies, 6 reviews
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (Illustrator) 342 copies, 10 reviews
Alpha Beta Chowder (Illustrator) 107 copies, 3 reviews
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