William Steig carved out dual careers as both a highly respected and entertaining cartoonist and an award-winning, bestselling author of children's picture books and novels. He won the prestigious Caldecott Medal for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, the Caldecott Honor for The Amazing Bone, the Christopher Award for Dominic, and the Newbery Honor for both Abel's Island and Doctor Desoto.
"Pearl (a piglet) discovers a talking bone, which had fallen out of a witch's basket. . . . This is a tight mesh of witty storytelling and art, bound to please any audience." --Booklist, Starred Review"Steig's inspired language is a miraculous match for his pictures, lovely as well as funny." --Publishers Weekly"Another Steig tour de force." --School Library Journal