(New York): Duell, Sloan, & Pierce, (1944). Stated First Edition, yet jacket flap states, "Second Large Printing" Hardcover. Octavo; pp; (x), 101; profusely illustrated with black and white cartoons; black cloth lettered in gilt and black in a pictorial dust jacket;. Very good / jacket spine faded, edge wear else a very good. Item #18169
William Steig (November 14, 1907 – October 3, 2003) was an American cartoonist, sculptor, and, late in life, an illustrator and writer of children's books. Best known for the picture books Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, Abel's Island, and Doctor De Soto, he was also the creator of Shrek!, which inspired the film series of the same name. He was the U.S. nominee for both of the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Awards, as a children's book illustrator in 1982 and a writer in 1988.