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Brave Irene

Read by: Al Gore
  • Written by: William Steig
  • Illustrated by: William Steig
  • Published by: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Read by: Al Gore
  • Suggested grade level: 1st - 2nd
  • Run time: 14 minutes

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.