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When her mother, a dressmaker, falls ill, indomitable Irene fights a raging snowstorm to deliver a dress in time for the duchess's ball. A Michael di Capua Book. Ages 3-up.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Grade 1-4 Fans will enjoy this typical Steig myth, although it lacks the surprise and logic of his best stories. It isn't a fit night out for man nor beast when Irene pluckily forges on through wind and snow to deliver the ball gown that her ill mother has stitched for the duchess. The dramatic pictures of brave Irene's painful journey will engage children's sympathy, but children will also wonder why the dressmaker's child didn't stay home with her sick mother, however grateful the duchess was. The magic just isn't here. Anna Biagioni Hart, Sherwood Regional Library, Alexandria, Va.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
As a preschool teacher I can attest to this book being excellent. It is exciting to follow Irene as she braves the blizzard, and has determination to do an important job for her... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Teacher
Another Steig classic for sure. Irene is a brave girl who truly loves her mother. Mr. Steig has created a fairy tale in this one. My children have loved this book. Read morePublished 6 months ago by E. Ervin
Little Irene was so brave. However she had a task to complete and she did.Published 7 months ago by Ramona Forsh
This book I read to my students many years ago when we talk about being brave! I love this book!Published 8 months ago by hope