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The Hundred Dresses

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Publisher Comments:

Eleanor Estess The Hundred Dresses won a Newbery Honor in 1945 and has never been out of print since. At the heart of the story is Wanda Petronski, a Polish girl in a Connecticut school who is ridiculed by her classmates for wearing the same faded blue dress every day. Wanda claims she has one hundred dresses at home, but everyone knows she doesnt and bullies her mercilessly. The class feels terrible when Wanda is pulled out of the school, but by that time its too late for apologies. Maddie, one of Wandas classmates, ultimately decides that she is "never going to stand by and say nothing again." This powerful, timeless story has been reissued with a new letter from the authors daughter Helena Estes, and with the Caldecott artist Louis Slobodkins original artwork in beautifully restored color.

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:

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.

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. “Sensitive, intuitive, restrained.”--Saturday Review

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780152373740
ill.:
Slobodkin, Louis
Author:
Slobodkin, Louis
Author:
Estes, Helena
Author:
Estes, Eleanor
Author:
Oz, Amos
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Location:
San Diego
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Picture books
Subject:
Polish americans
Subject:
Friendship -- Fiction.
Subject:
Situations / General
Edition Description:
1-Simul
Series Volume:
v.3
Publication Date:
20040901
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 1 to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.38 x 6.5 in
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 96 pages Harcourt Children's Books - English 9780152373740 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 ,
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.

"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. “Sensitive, intuitive, restrained.”--Saturday Review

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