Brave Irene by William Steig audiobook

Brave Irene: A Picture Book

By William Steig
Read by Meryl Streep

Macmillan Young Listeners 9781427217257
0.44 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781427226488

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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Summary

Summary

Among longlisted titles for Horn Book Magazine Fanfare List, 1987

Among longlisted titles for Booklist Editors' Choice

Winner of NYT Best Illustrated BOTY, 1986

Among longlisted titles for Publishers Weekly Best Books 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.

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

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

William Steig's Brave Irene has the timeless quality of a classic fairy tale. Publishers Weekly
One of Steig's simplest stories [and] one of his best, a tale that has the force of a legend. Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
“Despite a raging snowstorm, Irene, a dressmaker's daughter, offers to deliver the duchess's newly finished ball gown...With sure writing and well-composed, riveting art, Steig keeps readers with Irene every step of the long way. Starred, Booklist

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Author Bio: William Steig

Author Bio: William Steig

William Steig (1907–2003) published his first children’s book, Roland the Minstrel Pig, in 1968 and received the Caldecott Medal for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble in 1970. His works also include The Amazing Bone, a Caldecott Honor Book, as well as Abel’s Island and Doctor De Soto, both Newbery Honor Books. His book Shrek! was released by DreamWorks as a feature film and was immensely popular.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 0.44
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English