The Hundred Dresses

The Hundred Dresses Author Eleanor Estes
ISBN-10 0152052607
ISBN-13 9780152052607
Year 2004-09-01
Pages 96
Language English
Publisher HMH Books for Young Readers
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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

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