Brave Irene: A Picture Book

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Jul 30, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages

Brave Irene is Irene Bobbin, the dressmaker's daughter. Her mother, Mrs. Bobbin, isn't feeling so well and can't possibly deliver the beautiful ball gown she's made for the duchess to wear that very evening. So plucky Irene volunteers to get the gown to the palace on time, in spite of the fierce snowstorm that's brewing-- quite an errand for a little girl.

But where there's a will, there's a way, as Irene proves in the danger-fraught adventure that follows. She must defy the wiles of the wicked wind, her most formidable opponent, and overcome many obstacles before she completes her mission. Surely, this winning heroine will inspire every child to cheer her on.

William Steig's Brave Irene is a 1986 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year.

NARRATED by MERYL STREEP.

 

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I like this book for several reasons. One reason I like this book is the language. The author clearly put a lot of thought into his word choice because of the language used to describe many of the ... Read full review

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Brave Irene was one of my favorite children's books when I was growing up. The story is about a young girl who helps her mother in a time of need and endures into a winter blizzard and is determined ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

William Steig (1907-2003) was a cartoonist, illustrator and author of award-winning books for children, including Shrek!, on which the DreamWorks movies are based; the Caldecott Medal-winner Sylvester and the Magic Pebble; The Caldecott Honor book The Amazing Bone; and the Newbury Honor Books Abel's Island and Doctor De Soto. Stieg also published thirteen collections of drawings for adults, including The Lonely Ones, Male/Female, and Our Miserable Life.

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