Classics on Tuesday – Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

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William Steig was a cartoonist, illustrator and author of award-winning books for children, including Shrek!, on which the DreamWorks movies are based. He published his first children’s book, Roland the Minstrel Pig, in 1968. In 1970, Steig received the Caldecott Medal for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble. His books for children also include DominicThe Real ThiefThe Amazing Bone, a Caldecott Honor Book; Amos & Boris, a National Book Award finalist; and Abel’s Island and Doctor De Soto, both Newbery Honor Books.

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