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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,121 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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