Brave Irene by William Steig
  

Synopsis

Brave Irene by William Steig

Irene Bobbin's mother has made the most beautiful dress in the world for the duchess, but is too ill to deliver it for tonight's ball. So brave Irene - a fan of snow - dresses warmly, packages up the dress and heads out into a raging storm. The deep snow and the howling wind have other ideas, however, driving the indomitable girl along and snatching the parcel from her determined grasp: Irene does not give up, and will face several snowy disasters before her bravery finally pays off in an evening she'll never forget. Brave Irene displays William Steig's customary enchanting illustrations and witty writing in this story of determination and adventure.

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Despite a raging snowstorm, Irene, a dress, maker'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.

About the Author

William Steig (1907 - 2003) was a prolific American cartoonist, sculptor and, later in life, an author of popular children's literature. Most noted for the books Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, Abel's Island and Doctor De Soto, he also created the character Shrek, who inspired the popular movie series.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 3

Author

William Steig
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Publisher

Particular Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

1st December 2011

ISBN

9781846145261


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