By William Steig, Author & Illustrator.Mrs. Bobbin isn't feeling very well and can't deliver the beautiful ball gown she's made for the duchess to wear that very evening. Even though it's snowing outside, her daughter, Irene, bravely volunteers to make the delivery for her. After all, Irene loves the snow. But it turns out this isn't just snow. It's a dangerous blizzard with wicked winds threatening to knock her down and steal her precious package. But brave Irene remains steadfast in her determination to make it to the palace on time, no matter what. 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. Paperback. For ages 4 and up.