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?