Jeanne Steig

Jeanne Steig is the author of several books of light verse and prose, including "Alpha Beta Chowder; A Handful of Beans, " a New York Times Best Illustrated Book; and "A Gift from Zeus: Sixteen Favorite Myths, " a "Publishers Weekly" Best Book of the Year and a "New York Times" Notable Book. Ms. Steig is also a self-taught visual artist, working almost exclusively in street finds and other discarded materials. She lives with her husband, William Steig, in Boston, Massachusetts.