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The Hundred Dresses Reissue Edition
Contributor(s): Estes, Eleanor, Slobodkin, Louis (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0152052607     ISBN-13: 9780152052607
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    OUR PRICE: $7.19  
Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: September 2004
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Annotation: The Newbery Honor-winning book about prejudice and understanding is now available in this restored edition that recaptures the vivid artwork of Slobodkin. Includes a letter to readers from the author's daughter that relates the true story behind the book.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Polish Americans; Fiction.
Friendship; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Classics
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Issues | Prejudice & Racism
- Juvenile Fiction | Science & Technology
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2003057037
Lexile Measure: 870
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 3-4, Age 8-9
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.00" H x 6.25" W x 0.25" (0.34 lbs) 80 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 42
Reading Level: 5.4   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 1.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q05491
Reading Level: 4.5   Interest Level: Grades 3-5   Point Value: 3.0
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
Never out of print since its 1944 publication, this tender story offers readers of all ages a timeless message of compassion and understanding. At its heart is Wanda Petronski, an immigrant girl in an American school, who is ridiculed for wearing the same faded blue dress every day. When she tells her classmates that she has one hundred dresses at home, she unwittingly triggers a game of teasing that eventually ends in a lesson for all.
In restoring the reproduction of Louis Slobodkin's artwork, this new edition recaptures the original vivid color. And to celebrate the book's enhanced beauty, Helena Estes, the daughter of the author, has written a new letter to readers about the true story behind "The Hundred Dresses."

Contributor Bio(s): IV>ELEANOR ESTES (1906-1988), a children's librarian for many years, launched her writing career with the publication of The Moffats in 1941. Two of her books about the Moffats are Newbery Honor Books, as is The Hundred Dresses. She won the Newbery Medal for Ginger Pye in 1952.

LOUIS SLOBODKIN (1903-1975) illustrated more than ninety books for children, many of which he also wrote. Among his most enduring illustrations are those for the Moffats series by Eleanor Estes, and those for James Thurber's Many Moons, for which Slobodkin received the 1944 Caldecott Medal.

HELENA ESTES, the daughter of the author, is a children's librarian and a former bookseller. She lives in New Haven, Connecticut.


Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2004 July #3)
Classic titles return in time for the gift-giving season. For a new generation of readers, Eleanor Estes's long-treasured title, The Hundred Dresses (1944), illus. by Louis Slobodkin, appears in its 60th anniversary finery with newly "restored color" in the artwork. Wanda faces mockery at school, both because of her "funny" last name (Petron-ski) and her claims that she has 100 dresses at home even though she wears the same one to school each day. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.