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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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A Guide For Using The Hundred Dresses in the Classroom, Grades 3-5Teacher Created Resources / Trade Paperback$8.19 Retail:
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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.
Eleanor Estes (1906-1988) grew up in West Haven, Connecticut, which she renamed Cranbury for her classic stories about the Moffat and Pye families. A childrens librarian for many years, she launched her writing career with the publication of The Moffats in 1941. Two of her outstanding books about the MoffatsRufus M. and The Middle Moffatwere awarded Newbery Honors, as was her short novel The Hundred Dresses. She won the Newbery Medal for Ginger Pye.
Lauri5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent bookDecember 1, 2015LauriQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0I read this book several years ago when I found it in a thrift store for my daughters. We read it then, and I have read it several times since. What a lesson to be learned to not judge a book by it's cover. Or in this case, I girl by her dress!
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