• Brave Irene

  • By: William Steig
  • Narrated by: Meryl Streep
  • Length: 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-22-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (22 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.
©1986 William Steig (P)2011 Macmillan Audio
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Critic Reviews

"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)
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5 out of 5 stars
By shoppin' gal on 01-30-18

Good children's story of fear and persistence

my daughter loves this story. Streep is excellent, and the story is that of a strong and persistent little girl. the child is honest about her fear, but brave and resourceful. vivid imagery.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Tina on 12-31-16

Odd presentation

The narration is lovely. Ms Streep lends a fantastic spins to the characters and gives them voices. This audio is odd in that you get the full story, then the story is REPEATED with tones each time we are to turn the page. Missing something here? So am I! Because this download doesn't have any pictures!

Call me crazy but the publishing team blew it on this one. Ms Streep can't fix this weird error. Otherwise, this is a short and cute story with a good narrator.

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