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The Hundred Dresses

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A truly timeless message of compassion and understanding...and a Newbery Award winner!

loved by:
    3rd grade     4th grade     5th grade 

summary:  Wanda is ridiculed by her classmates for wearing the same faded blue dress every day. She 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 by Eleanor Estes 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.

Teacher Tip:  If you read this book with your class, check out this book study that might be helpful.  (Sample activity at right).

Reading Level:   Guided Reading Level P      DRA Level 38

book type:    chapter book

condition:  This book is used but it is in good condition.  Occasionally there's the previous owner's name or inscription on the inside front cover.  Overall though, we are very proud of the quality of our books!  

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