|November 2017 Book Club Selection
In contracted braille (UEB)
Ages 3 to 8
Irene's mother, the dressmaker 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.
A 1986 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year.
Brave Irene is a wonderful read aloud to students of all ages. It's great for questioning, inferring, and visualizing and more . . . William Steig is a fantastic children's writer whose stories reach way into the heart. — Amazon reviewer
This is a tried and true story; and is a great read aloud to children in the early primary grades. I consider it to be an enduring story akin to a modern day fairy tale, and have enjoyed it for many years. — Amazon reviewer
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