A story about Wanda, who wore the same faded dress to school every day but claimed to have a hundred dresses at home. This tender and lovely story ...Show synopsisA story about Wanda, who wore the same faded dress to school every day but claimed to have a hundred dresses at home. This tender and lovely story has beautiful full-color illustrations that brilliantly convey the feeling and overtones of the story. Newbery Honor Book.Hide synopsis
The Hundred Dresses (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P) – Hardcover (2004)
Hardcover, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P 2004
ISBN: 0152051708 ISBN-13: 9780152051709
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.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.Hide
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Description:Good. Sound copy, mild reading wear. May have scuffs or missing...Good. Sound copy, mild reading wear. May have scuffs or missing DJ. May have some notes, highlighting or underlining. Purchasing this item helps us provide vocational opportunities to people with barriers to employment.
Description:Good. NOTE*** Book is in very nice condition, but the copyright...Good. NOTE*** Book is in very nice condition, but the copyright is 1971. Does have some writing inside the cover. No dust jacket if issued one.
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Children today are faced with the problem of peer pressure, just as they were when this book was first written. Wanda comes from a foreign country and does not own the wardrobe necessary to be accepted by her classmates. She is mercilessly ridiculed and teased by the other girls. Eleanor Estes skill is proven by her understated portrayal of Wanda which causes the reader to empathize with Wanda's plight. It is only after Wanda leaves and her book of 100 dresses is discovered that Wanda's profound artistic and imaginative nature are discovered. It is too late, however, because Wanda is gone, leaving her beautiful "dresses" as a legacy. This quiet book with its message of acceptance stays with the reader long after it is finished.
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