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Shrek! is a picture book written and illustrated by William Steig, written in 1990, about a young ogre who finds the ogre of his dreams when he leaves home to see the world. The name "Shrek" is taken from the German and Yiddish word "Schreck"/"Shreck", meaning "fear, terror". Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... William Steig (November 14, 1907 – October 3, 2003) was a prolific American cartoonist, sculptor and, later in life, an author of popular childrens literature. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the mythological creature. ... Yiddish (Yid. ...

The Academy Award-winning film Shrek is loosely based on the book, with the characters of Shrek and Princess Fiona "evolving" from the book's characters. However, other completely new aspects were added to the film, most notably characters from other fairy tales, such as Snow White and The Gingerbread Man. The film was very popular and has spawned two sequels as of June 2007, Shrek 2 and Shrek the Third. Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... For other uses, see Shrek (disambiguation). ... Princess Fiona is the Princess in the films Shrek, Shrek 4-D, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, and the upcoming Shrek 4. ... A fairy tale is a story, either told to children or as if told to children, concerning the adventures of mythical characters such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and others. ... This article is about the Snow White character. ... The Gingerbread Man is an English fairy tale about a gingerbread man that comes to life. ... Shrek 2, which was released in the United States on May 19, 2004, is the 2004 sequel to the 2001 computer-animated DreamWorks Pictures film Shrek. ... This article is about the film. ...


This book follows the life of Shrek, a horrid ogre who is kicked out of his house to get his own life. As he walks around aimlessly, a witch prophesies that he will find true love after a long journey. In the end, he marries a princess-ogre more hideous than he. Shrek is a fictional character from the childrens book Shrek! and the Shrek films. ... This article is about the mythological creature. ...

Current Edition

  • Steig, William (1990). Shrek!, Sunburst Paperback. ISBN 0-374-46623-8

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  Results from FactBites:
Shrek. Hollywood Jesus Visual Reviews (3249 words)
Shrek believes that he is an ugly creature and that it is best for him to be alone.
While Shrek is not suitable for young children (a PG-13 rating would have been more appropriate due to crude humor and language) there are still lessons to be learned.
Shrek has to come to accept that he is an ogre and being an ogre is not what he thinks.
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