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The Hundred Dresses (original 1944; edition 2004)

by Eleanor Estes, Louis Slobodkin (Illustrator)

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Title:The Hundred Dresses
Authors:Eleanor Estes
Other authors:Louis Slobodkin (Illustrator)
Info:Sandpiper (2004), Edition: Reissue, Paperback, 96 pages
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The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes (1944)

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This Newberry Honor book was first published in 1944 it's timeless themes bring light to the guilt and harm that occurs when making judgements on others. It is a book perfect for creating an anti -bullying identity safe classroom that both boys as well as girls will come to love in intermediate grades. ( )
  emaloney5 | Jun 10, 2015 |
This book is about a girl named Wanda who wishes she was wealthier than the other girls. This takes place most of the time at school where Wanda goes to school. In the begging Maddie and Peggy and other kids pick on her. They tease her and Wanda says she has a hundred dresses. Wanda leaves and Maddie and Peggy try to make her come back and be nice. I did not like this book because Wanda never came back and it did not have a great story. I would recommend you to not read this book because it also was not very exiting from my point of view. ( )
  Karra.MCDS | May 25, 2015 |
This is a book about a Polish girl named Wanda who goes to school in Connecticut. Wanda wears the same dress every day to school. Many people tease her for it, and Wanda comes back saying she actually has a hundred dresses at her house. Wanda’s classmates do not believe her, and continue bullying her about her one dress. Eventually, the bullying is too much for Wanda to handle, and she is pulled out of school. After the class learns about Wanda leaving, one girl, Maddie, decides she should have done more, and makes a commitment to put a stop to bullying next time.

This book shows students how important is to speak up about bullying. The book uses the character Maddie to express the importance of standing up for classmates when you know it is the right thing to do. This is a great book to use, because it allows the students to see the effects of bullying, and how some students cannot help or change what they are being bullied about.

Reading Level: 5.4
Genre: Realistic Fiction
  rdg301library | May 24, 2015 |
100 Dresses is a good book. It is about 3 girls named Wanda, Peggy, and Maddie. This story happens at a school, and at a place called Boggins Heights. What happens at the beginning of the story is Wanda and Maddie and a few other friends of theirs are teasing Wanda. The problem in this story resolves mostly around Peggy, Maddie and Wanda. Wanda is poor and has no friends. Peggy teases Wanda, and Maddie doesn't know how to stand up to Wanda to stop the teasing. Will Maddie find a way to stop the teasing, or will she continue to be quiet and cause Wanda to leave the school??

I liked this book alot! It was very interesting. I liked the book because of the ending. It was sad but it was also good to know that one of the main characters changed. I also liked it because of the good illustrations. The illustrations looked like they were made out of water colors. The illustrations also did not have a lot of detail so I could use my imagination as to what the characters in the book looked like. I recommend this book to people who like art. ( )
  kiraf | May 17, 2015 |
This book is realistic fiction. It is about a girl that claims she has 100 dresses. None of the other girls believe her though, because she appears to be very poor. They make fun of her for it, ann asks her about it every day. The girl never complains and just takes it. There is an art contest about designing dresses, and the girl submits 100 drawings of dresses. She wins! Everyone is surprised. But before they can tell her that she won, she moves away. So they mail her a letter and tell her that she won. She writes back and says that some of the dress drawings are for certain people. It ends up being drawings of all of the girls that bullied her. They are humbled by this and learn a lesson. ( )
  NatalieCJones | Apr 19, 2015 |
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Eleanor Estesprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Alemagna, BeatriceIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Estes, HelenaIntroductionsecondary 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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Wanda Petronski lives way up in shabby Boggins Heights, and she doesn't have any friends. Every day she wears a faded blue dress, which wouldn't be too much of a problem if she didn't tell her schoolmates that she had a hundred dresses at home--all silk, all colors, and velvet, too. This lie--albeit understandable in light of her dress-obsessed circle--precipitates peals of laughter from her peers, and she never hears the end of it. One day, after Wanda has been absent from school for a few days, the teacher receives a note from Wanda's father, a Polish immigrant: "Dear teacher: My Wanda will not come to your school any more. Jake also. Now we move away to big city. No more holler Polack. No more ask why funny name. Plenty of funny names in the big city. Yours truly, Jan Petronski."

Maddie, a girl who had stood by while Wanda was taunted about her dresses, feels sick inside: "True, she had not enjoyed listening to Peggy ask Wanda how many dresses she had in her closet, but she had said nothing.... She was a coward.... She had helped to make someone so unhappy that she had had to move away from town." Repentant, Maddie and her friend Peggy head up to Boggins Heights to see if the Petronskis are still there. When they discover the house is empty, Maddie despairs: "Nothing would ever seem good to her again, because just when she was about to enjoy something--like going for a hike with Peggy to look for bayberries or sliding down Barley Hill--she'd bump right smack into the thought that she had made Wanda Petronski move away." Ouch. This gentle Newbery Honor Book convincingly captures the deeply felt moral dilemmas of childhood, equally poignant for the teased or the tormentor. Louis Slobodkin, illustrator of the 1944 Caldecott Medalist Many Moons, brings his wispy, evocative, color-washed sketches to Eleanor Estes's time-proven classic about kindness, compassion, and standing up for what's right. (Ages 6 and older) --Karin Snelson

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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. Includes a note from the author's daughter, Helena Estes.

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