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The Hundred Dresses

  Author(s) & Illustrator(s): Eleanor Estes, Louis Slobodkin

  Edition: Paperback -- Plot Summary and Book Review

The Hundred Dresses (Paperback)    

  • "The Hundred Dresses" by Eleanor Estes and Louis Slobodkin is a Newbery Honor award winner and a classic children's book in the genre of realistic fiction. The story's main character Wanda Petronski, a Polish-American girl from a poor family, is teased by classmates at school for being different and for saying she has one hundred dresses at home while she is wearing the same faded dress to school every day. Only after Wanda's absence from school do Maddie and Peggy find out the true story about the one hundred dresses and try to make amends. "The Hundred Dresses", one of the best chapter books of the 20th century, appeals to kids in second grade through sixth grade.
  • Reading Level: children in second through sixth grade
  • Paperback, 96 pages
  • ISBN: 0152052607
  • Publisher: Harcourt Paperbacks
  • Genre: Fiction - Realistic Fiction
  • Book Themes: Friendship, School life
  • Chapter Books

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