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The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
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The Hundred Dresses (original 1944; edition 2004)

by Eleanor Estes, Louis Slobodkin (Illustrator)

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In winning a medal she is no longer there to receive, a tight-lipped little Polish girl teaches her classmates a lesson.
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Title:The Hundred Dresses
Authors:Eleanor Estes
Other authors:Louis Slobodkin (Illustrator)
Info:HMH Books for Young Readers (2004), Edition: 1-Simul, Paperback, 96 pages
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The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes (1944)

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I came across this book while rummaging up “treasures” for my daughter to read. Although the book is old and a bit musty it brought back so many memories. I remember being so excited when the Scholastic Books flyer was distributed. It was like Christmas was they arrived each month! Some books really survive the passage of time with messages than transcend generations. ( )
  marquis784 | Sep 28, 2020 |
This was a great book to read to my students in order to start a conversation about bullying. ( )
  Chrissylou62 | Aug 1, 2020 |
This book is about a girl named Wanda, who moves to Connecticut from her Polish town. Instantly she is made fun of for her last name being "weird", and her faded blue dress that she wears everyday. Two girls, Maddie and Peggy, ask Wanda if she owns more than one dress and she tells them she owns 100, and the girls see this is a lie. Their teacher decides to have them all design a dress for a competition. Wanda and her father move away after the relentless bullying, but not before Wanda can turn in her 100 beautiful dress designs. This book is a good book to have your class read during together. It will show them that even though people are different, we are all cut from the same cloth. ( )
  emf021 | Apr 6, 2020 |
This is a story about a girl who is bullied for being different from her classmates, and how she proves herself and shows her talent through art. It would be a good book for any classroom during bullying awareness weeks, to teach your students that bullying is never the answer. Too often we ignore the fact that everyone has a life, a story, that we will never fully know. This book is a beautiful reminder of that. ( )
  kodonnell | Apr 5, 2020 |
Wanda, a young Polish-American girl, is teased at school because of her last name and because she wears the same dress every day. Wanda tells the girls at school that she has 100 dresses at home, which the girls don't believe. They later had a design contest at school, in which Wanda draws 100 beautiful dresses, and the girls that teased her felt bad about their actions. I gave this book 4 stars because it teaches a couple of good life lessons that young girls need to learn. This book works well in the classroom because it shows the struggles that immigrants can face and it teaches students to not judge a book by its cover. ( )
  kaycampb6 | Apr 4, 2020 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Eleanor Estesprimary authorall editionscalculated
Alemagna, BeatriceIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Estes, HelenaForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Slobodkin, LouisIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Today, Monday, Wanda Petronski was not in her seat.
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She stood by silently, and that was just as bad as what Peggy had done.
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