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the decline and fall of practically everybody*

pebble.jpgWilliam Steig has died.

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.

*See here


Wow....that is sad. I didn't remember the name of the author of "Sylvester and the Magic Pebble" but I have such vivid memories of that book. I have mentioned the story to so many of my friends and none of them remember it. I had no idea that the same author wrote "Shrek" as well. They are both such wonderful stories.

From Mr. Blandings, "What did you do?''

"I don't know, they won't tell me."

Is it safe to say a lot of us have had days like that????

I loved that exchange.

What is this, the death blog?

Everytime I visit I find out someone has died. Sure, I don't know who half of them are, but it still makes me sad.

Ditto on what Kathy said.