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Shrek!
Shrek!
Shrek!
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Shrek!

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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.

Shrek, a horrid little ogre, goes out into the world to find adventure and along the way encounters a witch, a knight in armor, a dragon, and, finally, a hideous princess, who's even uglier than he is!

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Data lansării30 iul. 2013
ISBN9781466808720
Shrek!
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William Steig

William Steig (1907-2003) was an American author and illustrator of award-winning books for children. His work started appearing in the New Yorker in 1930, and he continued to draw cartoons and illustrations for them for the next seven decades. His books include Shrek!, on which the films of the same name are based, Abel’s Island and Domninic, both published by Pushkin Children’s. He twice received the Newbery Honor, was awarded the Caldecott Medal, and was the US nominee for both of the biennial international Hans Christian Andersen Awards, as a children’s book illustrator in 1982 and a writer in 1988.

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  • Evaluare: 3 din 5 stele
    3/5
    I always think of the German word "schrecklich" - meaning awful or terrible - when I run across a reference to this book, its "hero," or the film based upon them, and that seems completely appropriate (perhaps it was even intentional, on Steig's part?), as Shrek! is the story of one nasty ogre! Uglier even than his ugly parents, with a foul stench that causes flowers to wilt, and a penchant for letting off steam through his ears, Shrek, having been booted from his home, embarks on a quest to find his ideal mate, eventually winning the hand of "the most stunningly ugly princess on the surface of the planet," and living horribly ever after with her...An anti-fairy-tale like no other, this slender picture-book is one I have long been meaning to read, given the critical acclaim garnered by the film that is (loosely) based upon it. I've been holding off seeing that film, until I had a chance to read Steig's original, and that seems to have been a wise choice, judging by the number of online reviews I have read, complaining that the original does not live up to its (apparently) far sweeter film adaptation. For my part, I found Shrek to be an engagingly monstrous read - perfect for young readers who like "gross" stories and humor - and although I wouldn't say it lived up to some of Steig's other titles (books like Amos & Boris, or Sylvester and the Magic Pebble), I did enjoy certain moments - like the rhyming courting scene, between Shrek and his princess! - immensely. Recommended to young readers with a taste for truly disgusting monsters, and to fans of William Steig.
  • Evaluare: 3 din 5 stele
    3/5
    The bones of the story are visible, but Dreamworks (thankfully) hung upon them a far superior story.
  • Evaluare: 3 din 5 stele
    3/5
    I see that the movie took many liberties with this story. I enjoyed the movie(s) a lot. This book, not as much. There were good parts. I like that Shrek just went around doing what he wanted, but I think it could have done with a little more something. Even for a children's story, I think it was lacking. Still, it's somewhat worth checking out, if only to see where the idea for the movie came from.
  • Evaluare: 3 din 5 stele
    3/5
    I like the Shrek movie better, but this is a cute book. It has a few words in it that I would not like to say aloud during reading time. It is a cute story nonetheless.
  • Evaluare: 3 din 5 stele
    3/5
    Shrek lives the life of an ogre, smelling terrible, scaring people, and marrying a princess who is uglier than he is.
  • Evaluare: 3 din 5 stele
    3/5
    Weird, but fun to see how it all began!
  • Evaluare: 3 din 5 stele
    3/5
    Although I love the vocabulary words Steig uses (blithe, irascible, putrid), and I love that Shrek is truly repulsive (unlike the movie version) I do think I, personally, prefer the movie because it's more complex, nuanced, and interesting. The horrible-ness of the illustrations make the book seem like a Roald Dahl story and I would recommend it to his young fans.
  • Evaluare: 4 din 5 stele
    4/5
    A perfectly hideous ogre goes on a quest to find his true love. After defeating a dragon, roasting a knight, and repelling everyone he meets, he finds her, and they live, "horribly ever after.
  • Evaluare: 5 din 5 stele
    5/5
    10 / 10 would m e e m again, hard
  • Evaluare: 4 din 5 stele
    4/5
    great scan, some lines were messed up though and double printed on each other and unreadable. might be like that in the original too, tho, idk.
  • Evaluare: 5 din 5 stele
    5/5
    Shrek is my husband. Love that ogre boy. Bless him.
  • Evaluare: 2 din 5 stele
    2/5
    Rather horrid. I fart in his general direction.

    Give me movie Shrek.
  • Evaluare: 2 din 5 stele
    2/5
    I just didn't care for this book.
  • Evaluare: 5 din 5 stele
    5/5
    Great book for kids who learned from Disney that only pretty people get happy endings
  • Evaluare: 5 din 5 stele
    5/5
    cool i love the book. it is so cool yipeeeeeeeeeeee the donky
  • Evaluare: 4 din 5 stele
    4/5
    Is this the book that set all the films in motion? A dedication in this copy says 'fun and nonsense for Maximilian'. This just about sums it up. it is gently inspired of course by all those knights of the round table stories. Great idea.
  • Evaluare: 4 din 5 stele
    4/5
    good book bruh. amazing book with good writing. shrek is hot
  • Evaluare: 5 din 5 stele
    5/5
    William Steig’s antihero and his compatriots spat flame on the conservative values within the conventions of children's entertainment with this book, written in 1990. Yet Steig also riffed repeatedly on classic fairytale tradition in the book, so that his Shrek existed with one fuming foot within the known sphere of family entertainment, and one squarely outside of it. I liked the movies alright, but this book was and is groundbreaking in ways the films would never dare to be. Uptight parents and institutions may flinch at the "Jabbering Jackass!" comment, even if it's one of my favorite lines of all time.
  • Evaluare: 4 din 5 stele
    4/5
    A fun book to read when discovering the origins of Shrek!
  • Evaluare: 3 din 5 stele
    3/5
    Super fun to see the original! I love the rhymes and songs.

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