The ogre who inspired a series of blockbuster movies and a Broadway musical turns 20 this year, and it’s time to celebrate. Author-illustrator William Steig introduced the beloved character in Shrek!, a picture book first published in 1990.
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Steig died in 2003 at the age of 95, but his work lives on, and his loveable ogre continues to charm children around the world. Shrek fans can see more of his adventures in the new movie Shrek Forever After, which debuts in theaters on May 21.