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Brave Irene

Written & illustrated by William Steig
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Oct 1, 1986
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4-8
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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.

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

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Reading contracts all day long. Not bad, but not quite as fun as reading about hobbits.
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3.5 / 7.0

Like many older picture books, Brave Irene is longer and full of many more words than today’s popular picture books. The story is long and honestly a bit slow, so readers will have to be a little brave themselves to make it through. The story is certainly dated–all about a little girl delivering a dress to a duchess during the middle of a snowstorm–but I was excited to find a book that focused almost entirely on a strong young girl.

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Who Wrote Brave Irene

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William Steig

William Steig’s drawings appeared regularly in <em> The New Yorker</em> since 1930. He also wrote and illustrated books for children, most recently his memoir, <em>When Everybody Wore a Hat</em>. His other books include <em> Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, </em> winner of the Caldecott Medal; <em> The Amazing Bone, </em> a Caldecott Honor Book; and <em> Abel’s Island</em> and <em> Doctor De Soto, </em> both Newbery Honor Books; <em> Doctor De Soto Goes to Africa</em>; <em>Pete’s A Pizza</em>; and <em>Zeke Pippin</em>.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780374309473
Publication Date:
October 1, 1986
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
86080957
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
14352327
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0374309477
Lexile® Level:
AD630L
Scholastic Level:
S
ATOS® Book Level:
3.9
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
17512
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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