the decline and fall of practically everybody*
Steig was the author of Shrek, made famous by the wonderful movie based on the story.
His lesser known books are just as magical. My favorite is Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, a wonderful tale that I read to Natalie every day when she was a baby.
Other fanastic Steig books include The Amazing Bone, Dr. Desoto, Brave Irene and Gorky Rises.
He also illustrated books for other authors and for compilations, like Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House.
I just don't have the time to write one of my lengthy blogging obitutiaries. Sorry, William.