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Brave Irene

CRITICS HAVE SAID

  • “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.”— Booklist
  • “One of Steig’s simplest stories [and] one of his best, a tale that has the force of a legend.” — The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
  • “William Steig’s Brave Irene has the timeless quality of a classic fairy tale.”
  • — Publishers Weekly

IF YOU LOVE THIS BOOK, THEN TRY:

  • Steig, William. The Amazing Bone. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1976.
  • Steig, William. Doctor De Soto. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1982.
  • Yolen, Jane. Owl Moon. Philomel Books, 1987.