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3.63 out of 53.63 out of 53.63 out of 53.63 out of 53.63 out of 5 3.63 (30 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Steig Narrator: Stanley Tucci Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN: 9781427209443
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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. Ordinary, that is, if a foul and hideous being who ends up marrying the most stunningly ugly princess on the planet is what you consider ordinary.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Sure to enchant any child.”

    Washington Post

  • “Steig’s epigrammatic genius is given full rein in this engrossing and satisfying tale.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cheryl Kays | 2/15/2014

    " Shrek, a scary green ogre, sets out into the world for adventure to find his princess in the castle. This is a great book for children that like twisted fairytales. Rhythmic verses which helps new readers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 pati | 2/15/2014

    " this is where it all started! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jenni Rollins | 2/13/2014

    " Has a swearword - used doubly as a swearword and literally. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 2/9/2014

    " Shrek turns 20 this year! Before he was in movies, he was in a horrible, unpleasant ogre in a kids' book. He's almost more lovable on paper! Check him out at your library! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 1/26/2014

    " My son was afraid of the audio book and they do use some language like "stupid" and Jack a**" that I wouldn't want my young ones repeating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 1/18/2014

    " We checked this out of the library before the movie was even out. Garrett loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 $^u+! | 1/17/2014

    " not really like the movie....but i <3ed william steig story books when i was younger "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ☆☆lauren is finally 14☆☆ | 1/13/2014

    " GO SHREK!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grace Lama | 12/5/2013

    " i read this in enrichment and it waz awesome because Mrs.Close pointed everything out and it seemed better that way "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maitri | 8/21/2013

    " he has a nightmare that he is in field of flowers with children running around hugging and kissing him. maitri loved that this was his 'nightmare.' maitri has a dark side, it gives her her edge, i guess.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debra | 4/13/2013

    " The book upon which the movie is based. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jillian Warren | 8/21/2012

    " This book was just ok. The shrek in this book was a lot more negative than the shrek from the movies. I think the kids will not like this book because it is so different from the shrek they are used to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connie Harrison | 4/14/2012

    " One of the best read alouds for kids, ever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave | 1/19/2012

    " The book is far superior to the movie. Love the book, love the movie but they are two different creatures. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay Nichols | 11/30/2011

    " I'm a huge fan of the first two Shrek movies, and while I know that books are never like the movies, this one was particularly different. But still adorably, hilariously, wonderful all the same. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danyka | 9/21/2011

    " Only watched the movie but I want to buy and maybe read the book :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amberly | 8/30/2011

    " It's funny to me that this is the book that inspired the movies. The movies are much better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 7/23/2011

    " Nothing like the movies which followed, but enjoyable nonetheless. Good for kids with gross-out sense of humor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terran Drake | 6/14/2011

    " I wish the Shrek movie was more like the actual story in this wonderful book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steph | 6/12/2011

    " Cute book.Love it! :D "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pauline | 12/30/2010

    " This book was cute...it's interesting to me to see what Dreamworks did with it in terms of adapting an existing story. Robby liked it, but didn't ask for it a second time...that, to me, is very telling. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jenni | 12/2/2010

    " Has a swearword - used doubly as a swearword and literally. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 8/17/2010

    " I don't like it as much as the movie, maybe because I saw the movie before I read the book. Not my favorite Steig book, but fun to see the original story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 5/28/2010

    " Shrek turns 20 this year! Before he was in movies, he was in a horrible, unpleasant ogre in a kids' book. He's almost more lovable on paper! Check him out at your library! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Travis | 4/9/2010

    " Very cute, but very different from the movie.
    The book is a cute little poke at fairy tales, while the movie, while fun, has been seriously padded out and sweetened up.

    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connie | 2/22/2010

    " One of the best read alouds for kids, ever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keeko | 12/6/2009

    " Not a long book, but a fun story. Lots of adventure and tomfoolery.

    Anyone looking for a book version of the movie is going to be disappointed. I'd recommend it for anyone who can separate book from movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 10/11/2009

    " We checked this out of the library before the movie was even out. Garrett loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 8/31/2009

    " Read with Dylan. Actually, I was more impressed than he, despite his being ten years younger. I suppose he wanted it to be the movie but on the page.
    I liked it and found it entertaining, but the movie (the sequels not so much) was better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grace | 8/12/2009

    " i read this in enrichment and it waz awesome because Mrs.Close pointed everything out and it seemed better that way "

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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 Narrator

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.