The Hundred Dresses

By Eleanor Estes; Louis Slobodkin (Illustrator); Helena Estes (Contribution by)
(Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780152051709, 96pp.)

Publication Date: September 2004

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, , Prebound

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Wanda Petronski, a little Polish girl in an American school, is laughed at because she always wears a faded blue dress, until her classmates learn a lesson. “Sensitive, intuitive, restrained.”--Saturday Review

About the Author

ELEANOR ESTES (1906-1988), a children's librarian for many years, launched her writing career with the publication of The Moffats in 1941.

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Praise For The Hundred Dresses

"Will take its place with the books that endure."--Saturday Review

"Written with rare intuition and pictured with warm sympathy and charm."--The Horn Book

"No young person . . . will ever forget it."--Book Week

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