Brave Irene

Title: Brave Irene

Bibliographic information: Steig, W. (1986). Brave Irene. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Brief annotation: Irene’s mother is a dress maker. She needs to deliver a dress to a very important client but becomes sick. Irene decides to make the journey to deliver the dress herself but comes upon many obstacles along the way.

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Grade: 1st – 3rd

Readers who will like this: Readers who enjoy adventure will enjoy this book.

Rating: 4 – I really enjoyed this story. I liked that it showed bravery in such a young girl and showed that you can do anything if you don’t give up and just keep trying.

Questions: Can you think of a time when you were brave?

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