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Irene, La Valiente

William Steig; Pictures by the author; Translated by Teresa Mlawer

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Irene braves a fierce snowstorm to deliver a dress her mother has made for the Duchess. Although she faces terrible dangers, it's all worthwhile in the end. In Spanish.

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Praise for Irene, La Valiente

"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

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • William Steig; Pictures by the author; Translated by Teresa Mlawer

  • 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. Steig was born in New York City. Every member of his family was involved in the arts, and so it was no surprise when he decided to become an artist. He attended City College and the National Academy of Design. In 1930, Steig’s work began appearing in The New Yorker, where his drawings have been a popular fixture ever since. He published his first children's book, Roland the Minstrel Pig, in 1968.  In 1970, Steig received the Caldecott Medal for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble. His books for children also include Dominic; The Real Thief; The Amazing Bone, a Caldecott Honor Book; Amos & Boris, a National Book Award finalist; and Abel's Island and Doctor De Soto, both Newbery Honor Books. Steig's books have also received the Christopher Award, the Irma Simonton Black Award, the William Allen White Children's Book Award, and the American Book Award. His European awards include the Premio di Letteratura per l'infanzia (Italy), the Silver Pencil Award (the Netherlands), and the Prix de la Fondation de France. On the basis of his entire body of work, Steig was selected as the 1982 U.S. candidate for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Illustration and subsequently as the 1988 U.S. candidate for Writing.  Stieg also published thirteen collections of drawings for adults, beginning with About People in 1939, and including The Lonely Ones, Male/Female, The Agony in the Kindergarten, and Our Miserable Life.  He died in Boston at the age of 95.
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Irene, La Valiente

William Steig; Pictures by the author; Translated by Teresa Mlawer

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