The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
The Hundred Dresses
The Hundred Dresses
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The Hundred Dresses

Written by Eleanor Estes & illustrated by Louis Slobodkin
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Eleanor Estes’s 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 doesn’t and bullies her mercilessly. The class feels terrible when Wanda is pulled out of the school, but by that time it’s too late for apologies. Maddie, one of Wanda’s 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 author’s daughter Helena Estes, and with the Caldecott artist Louis Slobodkin’s original artwork in beautifully restored color.

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Book Details

ISBN
9780152051709
Publication Date
September 1, 2004
Original Publication Date
October 1, 1944
Original Publisher
Harcourt Brace
Word Count
7329
Reading Age
6 - 9 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
2003057037
WorldCat Number (OCLC)
53435392
ASIN/ISBN 10
0152051708
Lexile® Level
870L
ATOS® Book Level
5.4
Accelerated Reader® Points
1
Accelerated Reader Quiz
42
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
MG

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