Dominic

ISBN-10: 0312371446
ISBN-13: 9780312371449
Edition: N/A
Authors: William Steig
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Description: Award-winning author/illustrator William Steig introduces Dominic, an outgoing mutt who sets off on the road to where-ever. During his travels to nowhere in particular, he has all kinds of adventures and meets all kinds of characters. From a  More...

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Book details

List price: $5.99
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication date: 10/2/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Award-winning author/illustrator William Steig introduces Dominic, an outgoing mutt who sets off on the road to where-ever. During his travels to nowhere in particular, he has all kinds of adventures and meets all kinds of characters. From a witch-alligator full of advice to an invalid pig who leaves Dominic his fortune, this genial dog with a heart of gold ends up with a path well-traveled and a companion for life. "A likely candidate for classic status".

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.

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