The Hundred Dresses
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Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
Book DescriptionNever 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."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780812455274
(211mm x 165mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Perfection Learning
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Eleanor Estes
Curious Adventures of Jimmy McGee, Paperback (August 2005)
A tiny plumber becomes a hero by rescuing a doll and returning it to its grateful owner.
Miranda the Great, Paperback (August 2005)
When barbarians invade ancient Rome and Miranda the cat is separated from her owners, she and her daughter lead a group of kittens to safety in the Coliseum. Illustrations.
Hundred Dresses, Hardback (September 2004)
The Newbery Honor-winning book about prejudice and understanding is now available in this restored edition that recaptures the vivid artwork of Slobodkin. Includes a letter to readers from the author's daughter that relates the true story behind the book.
Middle Moffat, Hardback (April 2001)» View all books by Eleanor Estes
This title in the Newbery Honor-winning series, reissued with its original black-and-while illustrations, continues the adventures of the four Moffat children as they live with their widowed mother in the village of Cranbury. New cover art by Tricia Tusa.
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