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Publisher Comments:

Never out of print since its 1944 publication, this tender story offers readers of all ages a timeless message of compassion and understanding. At its heart is Wanda Petronski, an immigrant girl in an American school, who is ridiculed for wearing the same faded blue dress every day. When she tells her classmates that she has one hundred dresses at home, she unwittingly triggers a game of teasing that eventually ends in a lesson for all.

In restoring the reproduction of Louis Slobodkin's artwork, this new edition recaptures the original vivid color. And to celebrate the book's enhanced beauty, Helena Estes, the daughter of the author, has written a new letter to readers about the true story behind The Hundred Dresses.

Synopsis:

A restored edition of a classic, award-winning book about prejudice and understanding.

Synopsis:

Wanda Petronski, a little Polish girl in an American school, is laughed at because she always wears a faded blue dress, until her classmates learn a lesson.

Synopsis:

This fully illustrated chapter book follows Anna, a young Asian-American girl, as she navigates relationships with family, friends, and her fourth-grade classroom, and finds a true best friend.

Synopsis:

In Chinese, peng you means friend. But in any language, all Anna knows for certain is that friendship is complicated. When Anna needs company, she turns to her books. Whether traveling through A Wrinkle in Time, or peering over My Side of the Mountain, books provide what real life cannotand#8212;constant companionship and insight into her changing world. Books, however, canand#8217;t tell Anna how to find a true friend. Sheand#8217;ll have to discover that on her own. In the tradition of classics like Maud Hart Lovelaceand#8217;s Betsy-Tacy books and Eleanor Estesand#8217; One Hundred Dresses, this novel subtly explores what it takes to make friends and what it means to be one.

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In a gray and gloomy village, all of the animals—from dogs and cats to fish and snails—disappeared years before. No one talks about it and no one knows why, though everyone agrees that the village has been cursed. But when two children see a fish—a tiny one and just for a second—they become determined to unravel the mystery of where the animals have gone. And so they travel into the depths of the forest with that mission in mind, terrified and hopeful about what they may encounter. 

From the internationally bestselling author Amos Oz, this is a hauntingly beautiful fable for both children and adults about tolerance, loneliness, denial, and remembrance.

About the Author

Eleanor Estes (1906-1988), a children's librarian for many years, launched her writing career with the publication of The Moffats in 1941. Two of her books about the Moffats are Newbery Honor Books, as is The Hundred Dresses. She won the Newbery Medal for Ginger Pye in 1952.

Louis Slobodkin (1903-1975) illustrated more than ninety books for children, many of which he also wrote. Among his most enduring illustrations are those for the Moffats series by Eleanor Estes, and those for James Thurber's Many Moons, for which Slobodkin received the 1944 Caldecott Medal.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780152051709
Author:
Eleanor Estes and Louis Slobodkin
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P
Introduction:
Slobodkin, Louis
Illustrator:
Slobodkin, Louis
Author:
Estes, Helena
Author:
Cheng, Andrea
Author:
Halpin, Abigail
Author:
Slobodkin, Louis
Author:
Estes, Eleanor
Author:
Oz, Amos
Location:
Orlando, Fla.
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Social Situations - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Literature / Classics
Subject:
Polish americans
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Situations / Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
Ethnic - Asian American
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series:
An Anna Wang novel
Series Volume:
1.8
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 1 to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.38 x 6.5 in 0.81 lb
Age Level:
06-10

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Product details 96 pages Harcourt - English 9780152051709 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A restored edition of a classic, award-winning book about prejudice and understanding.
"Synopsis" by , Wanda Petronski, a little Polish girl in an American school, is laughed at because she always wears a faded blue dress, until her classmates learn a lesson.
"Synopsis" by ,
This fully illustrated chapter book follows Anna, a young Asian-American girl, as she navigates relationships with family, friends, and her fourth-grade classroom, and finds a true best friend.
"Synopsis" by , In Chinese, peng you means friend. But in any language, all Anna knows for certain is that friendship is complicated. When Anna needs company, she turns to her books. Whether traveling through A Wrinkle in Time, or peering over My Side of the Mountain, books provide what real life cannotand#8212;constant companionship and insight into her changing world. Books, however, canand#8217;t tell Anna how to find a true friend. Sheand#8217;ll have to discover that on her own. In the tradition of classics like Maud Hart Lovelaceand#8217;s Betsy-Tacy books and Eleanor Estesand#8217; One Hundred Dresses, this novel subtly explores what it takes to make friends and what it means to be one.
"Synopsis" by ,
In a gray and gloomy village, all of the animals—from dogs and cats to fish and snails—disappeared years before. No one talks about it and no one knows why, though everyone agrees that the village has been cursed. But when two children see a fish—a tiny one and just for a second—they become determined to unravel the mystery of where the animals have gone. And so they travel into the depths of the forest with that mission in mind, terrified and hopeful about what they may encounter. 

From the internationally bestselling author Amos Oz, this is a hauntingly beautiful fable for both children and adults about tolerance, loneliness, denial, and remembrance.

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