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Brave Irene

Brave Irene

by William Steig

A New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year

"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.

Ages
6, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
2.0
Lexile Measure
640L
DRA
40
Guided Reading
S
Number of Pages
28
Genre
Realistic Fiction

About the Author

William Steig

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