Shrek! is a humorous children's book published in 1990 by American book writer and cartoonist William Steig, about a repugnant and monstrous green creature who leaves home to see the world and ends up saving a princess. The name "Shrek" is the romanization of the Yiddish word שרעק, corresponding to German Schreck and meaning "fear" or "fright".
The book served as the basis for the first Shrek movie and the popular Shrek film series over a decade after its publication.
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