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Brave Irene Audiobook

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Written by William Steig

Narrated by Meryl Streep

Published on November 22, 2011

Audio is 43 hours and 20 minutes

About Brave Irene:

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.

,William Steig (1907-2003) was a cartoonist, illustrator and author of award-winning books for children, including Shrek!, on which the DreamWorks movies are based; the Caldecott Medal-winner Sylvester and the Magic Pebble; The Caldecott Honor book The Amazing Bone; and the Newbury Honor Books Abel’s Island and Doctor De Soto. Stieg also published thirteen collections of drawings for adults, including The Lonely Ones, Male/Female, and Our Miserable Life.,

Weather Journal
Irene braves the elements on a stormy winter night. Have students create a list of the different types of weather that occur during each season. Then design a class weather journal and have students take turns recording the daily weather and its impact on the students’ activities (e.g., “Today it is sleeting. It is too wet, cold, and slippery for us to play outside at recess”).
Sew what?
Irene’s mother is a talented dressmaker. Give students their own opportunity to “sew” clothing by providing them with two pieces of felt, a large plastic needle, yarn, and a hole-puncher. With a felt-tip pen, students should outline the design of the garment on a single piece of felt. Then they should align the two pieces of felt, cut out the garment, punch holes around the perimeter, and use yarn to sew the
garment together. They can then decorate it by gluing on ribbon, buttons, small fabric scraps, or sequins. (Note: A glue gun is most effective, but its use requires adult supervision.) A variation of this activity is to create stuffed animals from two pieces of felt, filling the middle with cotton.
I Did It!
Ask students to recall an experience during which they were confronted with overwhelming circumstances but, like Irene, managed to persevere. What motivated them? How did they feel during the incident? How did they feel after it had ended? Discuss the traits that helped Irene succeed, including bravery, persistence, resourcefulness, and commitment. Students can then create badges or “medals of courage” for their classmates.
Pet Names
Irene’s mother has endearing pet names for her — “dumpling,” “cupcake,” and “pudding.” Have students write about what pet names are used in their family, and by whom. Provide an opportunity for sharing, as students will enjoy learning about their classmates’ family terms of endearment.

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“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

“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

“William Steig’s Brave Irene has the timeless quality of a classic fairy tale.” —Publishers Weekly

Brave Irene was published on November 22, 2011.

The intended audience for this book is 4 to 8 years old. The Brave Irene Audiobook is 43 hours and 20 minutes. Speechify has the Unabridged edition version of the audiobook.

Both the publication language and the narration language are in English.

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Subjects in Brave Irene

Brave Irene includes the following subjects: Girls & Women. The BISAC Subject Code is Juvenile Fiction, Action & Adventure, General.

About the Author(s) of Brave Irene

The author of Brave Irene is William Steig.

About the Narrator of Brave Irene Audiobook

The narrator for the Brave Irene Audiobook is Meryl Streep.

Brave Irene Audiobook Additional Info

The imprint is Macmillan Young Listeners. It is supplied by MPS. The ISBN-10 is 1427226482. The ISBN-13 is 9781427226488.

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