Jeanne Steigeanne Steig is the author of several books of light verse and two books of prose, including: Consider the Lemming, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1988, a Parents' Choice Remarkable Book; The Old Testament Made Easy, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1990; Alpha Beta Chowder, HarperCollins, 1992; A Handful of Beans, Michael di Capua Books / HarperCollins, 1998, a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book; A Gift from Zeus: Sixteen Favorite Myths, Joanna Cotler Books / HarperCollins, 2001, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, Smithsonian Magazine's Notable Book of the Year, and a New York Times Notable Book.  They were all illustrated by her late husband, William Steig, wwith the exception of her last two books, Tales from Gizzards Grill, which was illustrated by Sandy Turner and published by Joanna Cotler Book/HarperCollins in 2004, and Fleas! which was illustrated by Britt Spenser, and published by Philomel Books/Penguin in 2008. Her book of Bill's unpublished drawings, The Lost Art of William Steig, was published at the end of 2011 by Harry N. Abrams.

Jeanne Steig is also a self-taught visual artist, working almost exclusively with street-finds and other discarded materials. Her work has been exhibited in numerous galleries over the past thirty-five years.

Jeanne Steig is represented by Holly McGhee.
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