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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.

Synopsis:

Mrs. Bobbin isnt feeling very well and cant deliver the beautiful ball gown shes made for the duchess to wear that very evening. Even though its snowing outside, her daughter, Irene, bravely volunteers to make the delivery for her. After all, Irene loves the snow. But it turns out this isnt just snow. Its a dangerous blizzard with wicked winds threatening to knock her down and steal her precious package. But brave Irene remains steadfast in her determination to make it to the palace on time, no matter what.

About the Author

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. Steig was born in New York City. Every member of his family was involved in the arts, and so it was no surprise when he decided to become an artist. He attended City College and the National Academy of Design. In 1930, Steigs work began appearing in The New Yorker, where his drawings have been a popular fixture ever since. He published his first children's book, Roland the Minstrel Pig, in 1968.
 
In 1970, Steig received the Caldecott Medal for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble. His books for children also include Dominic; The Real Thief; The Amazing Bone, a Caldecott Honor Book; Amos & Boris, a National Book Award finalist; and Abel's Island and Doctor De Soto, both Newbery Honor Books. Steig's books have also received the Christopher Award, the Irma Simonton Black Award, the William Allen White Children's Book Award, and the American Book Award. His European awards include the Premio di Letteratura per l'infanzia (Italy), the Silver Pencil Award (the Netherlands), and the Prix de la Fondation de France. On the basis of his entire body of work, Steig was selected as the 1982 U.S. candidate for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Illustration and subsequently as the 1988 U.S. candidate for Writing.
 
Stieg also published thirteen collections of drawings for adults, beginning with About People in 1939, and including The Lonely Ones, Male/Female, The Agony in the Kindergarten, and Our Miserable Life.
 
He died in Boston at the age of 95.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374309473
Other:
Steig, William
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Author:
Steig, William
Author:
Tucci, Stanley
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Blizzards
Subject:
Blizzards -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
JUV029020
Subject:
Picture books for children
Subject:
Dressmaking
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
the Natural World/Weather
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - Weather
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Royalty
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Picture Book
Series Volume:
no.8.
Publication Date:
19861031
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 CD, 1/2 hour
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10.375 x 8.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
04-08

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Mrs. Bobbin isnt feeling very well and cant deliver the beautiful ball gown shes made for the duchess to wear that very evening. Even though its snowing outside, her daughter, Irene, bravely volunteers to make the delivery for her. After all, Irene loves the snow. But it turns out this isnt just snow. Its a dangerous blizzard with wicked winds threatening to knock her down and steal her precious package. But brave Irene remains steadfast in her determination to make it to the palace on time, no matter what.
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