Before Shrek made it big on the silver screen, there was William Steig’s SHREK!, a book about an ordinary ogre who leaves his swampy childhood home to go out and see the world.
Ordinary, that is, if a foul and hideous being who ends up marrying the most stunningly ugly princess on the planet is what you consider ordinary.
William Steig carved out dual careers as both a highly respected and entertaining cartoonist and an award-winning, bestselling author of children’s picture books and novels. He won the prestigious Caldecott Medal for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, the Caldecott Honor for The Amazing Bone, the Christopher Award for Dominic, and the Newbery Honor for both Abel’s Island and Doctor DeSoto.
Stanley Tucci’s memorable roles include parts in the films Julie & Julia, The Lovely Bones, The Devil Wears Prada, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, and Lucky Number Slevin. He also wrote, directed, and produced Big Night–winner of an Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay. For his performance in the Broadway production of Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Stanley received a Tony Nomination. He has also garnered two AudioFile Earphones Awards for his audiobook narration, which includes reading William Steig’s Shrek!
“Sure to enchant any child lucky enough to read it . . . Such an ingratiating, cheery book that no one will be able to resist it.” —The Washington Post Book World
“Steig’s epigrammatic genius is given full rein in this engrossing and satisfying tale.” —Publishers Weekly
“An original–and comical–reexamination of the reverse world of monsterdom.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
“Steig’s inimitable wit and artistic dash have never been sharper or more expertly blended.” —School Library Journal
Shrek! was published on September 1, 2009.The intended audience for this book is 4 to 8 years old. The Shrek! Audiobook is 15 hours and 31 minutes. Speechify has the Unabridged edition version of the audiobook.
Both the publication language and the narration language are in English.
Shrek! includes the following subjects: Fantasy & Magic. The BISAC Subject Code is Juvenile Fiction, Fairy Tales & Folklore, General.
The author of Shrek! is William Steig.
The narrator for the Shrek! Audiobook is Stanley Tucci.