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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Steig Narrator: Stanley Tucci, Meryl Streep Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9781427232595
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When Caleb finds himself transformed into a dog and is unable to tell his wife his true identity, he decides to become her companion.

Caleb and Kate is a 1977 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year and a 1978 National Book Award Finalist for Children's Literature.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Steig is a superb artist with the literary ingenuity to produce durable, energetic stories. The Horn Book

  • “In a text as imaginative and skillful as his extraordinary color illustrations, Steig tells the comic, touching story of Caleb and his wife. Publishers Weekly

  • New York Times Best Juvenile Book of the Year
  • A 1978 National Book Award Finalist
  • Among longlisted titles for NYT Outstanding Books of the Year, 1977
  • Among shortlisted titles for National Book Awards - Finalist, 1978
  • Among longlisted titles for ALA Notable Children's Books
  • Among longlisted titles for NYTBR Notable Children's BOTY, 1977
  • Among longlisted titles for Horn Book Magazine Fanfare List, 1978
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About the Author
Author William Steig

William Steig (1907–2003) published his first children’s book, Roland the Minstrel Pig, in 1968 and received the Caldecott Medal for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble in 1970. His works also include The Amazing Bone, a Caldecott Honor Book, as well as Abel’s Island and Doctor De Soto, both Newbery Honor Books. His book Shrek! was released by DreamWorks as a feature film and was immensely popular.

About the Narrators

Stanley Tucci is an actor, writer, film producer, and film director. He was nominated for several notable film awards, including an Academy Award for his performance in The Lovely Bones. Other recent celebrated roles include The Devil Wears Prada and Julie & Julia. He has won two Golden Globe Awards and has also received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. He was nominated for a Tony Award for his role as Johnny in the 2002 Broadway revival of Terrence McNally’s Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune.

Meryl Streep, considered by many movie reviewers to be the greatest living film actress, has been nominated for an Academy Award an astonishing sixteen times and has won it three times. Born in New Jersey, her early performing ambitions leaned toward the opera, but she became interested in acting while a student at Vassar and upon graduation enrolled in the Yale School of Drama. She went on to win the Academy Award for her performances in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Sophie’s Choice (1982), and The Iron Lady (2012).