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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best children's clssics of all times!
Wanda, a Polish immigrant, wants nothing more than to be liked and accepted in a strange country. That's why she tells her classmates tales of her "hundred dresses, all lined up in a row in my closet." Her classmates think this is hilarious, and are frequently asking her about her hundred dresses. Only when she is gone do they realize how much damage they...
Published on 10 April 1997

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2.0 out of 5 stars So many dresses your eyes will fall out
It's about a girl who no one really likes. Everyday they ask her how many dresses do you have and she says a 100. No one believes her till she gives away all of her 100 dresses.
Published on 19 Dec 1998


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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best children's clssics of all times!, 10 April 1997
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Wanda, a Polish immigrant, wants nothing more than to be liked and accepted in a strange country. That's why she tells her classmates tales of her "hundred dresses, all lined up in a row in my closet." Her classmates think this is hilarious, and are frequently asking her about her hundred dresses. Only when she is gone do they realize how much damage they actually did...
Though it contains a simple plot, this book is excellent, and it contains a valuable lesson for all of us.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A deft and brilliant tale of moral dilemmas, 25 Jan 1999
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This is one of the most poignant, most ageless stories I've ever read-- an essential story for any educator-- and one whose power and ability to make an impact has not lessened at all with time. Everyone who works with children should read this book; it describes so deftly and so forcefully the dilemmas children face-- and the cruelties they can inflict, all in the name of having fun-- that it should be on reading lists everywhere. Eleanor Estes doesn't bludgeon the reader with lessons and preaching; rather, she guides her readers to their own conclusions and-- while there is a "happy" ending-- she lets the necessary ambiguities and unresolved problems remain that way. The illustrations are heart-rending in their watercolory impressionistic simplicity... if you want to "show, not tell" your children or your pupils how to be kind to each other, this is the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars As good as I remembered it...., 30 July 1999
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I remember this book as one of my favorites as a young girl and young reader. I recently purchased it for my goddaughter's 7th birthday - she carried the book under her arm all evening and was read aloud to by various grown ups at the party. The story teaches a valuable lesson about how to be a real friend - a lesson which is valuable to both children and adults.
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5.0 out of 5 stars As good as I remembered..., 21 Jun 1999
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My fourth grade teacher read this to my class and now I'm a junior in college majoring in Education. Wanda is a very strong little girl who teaches her classmates a lesson on acceptance. I plan on sharing this book with my classes in the future. It teaches the age old lesson of "do unto others as you would have them do unto you".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Every child should read this book, 4 Jan 2004
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DAVID-LEONARD WILLIS (Thessaloniki Greece) - See all my reviews
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My eight-year old son was given 'The Hundred Dresses' as a vacation book report assignment. Wanda Petronski was laughed at at school for her name, for her faded blue dress that didn't hang right and for offsetting her poverty by tales of her hundred dresses at home. But her dress was always clean, washed daily herself because she had no mother and often it would not be dry by next morning. There was a drawing competition and Wanda submitted 100 drawings of her dresses and she won the girls' prize. But by the time of the announcement of the winners Wanda had been moved to the city because of the teasing. Some deep soul searching was triggered in a concerned classmate whose life was changed for ever as she realized that her passive role had contributed to Wanda's fate. Every child should write a report on this book and its deeper meaning.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding!!!, 2 Jun 1999
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This book was given to me as a little girl by a cousin who wanted to instill her love of reading in me. Well, it worked. I must have read that book at least a hundred times and loved it every time. I now have my mother searching through old boxes and through my old bedroom looking for this book because I would love to pass it along to my little girls who will be learning to read in a couple of years.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A forgotten classic, 11 Feb 2014
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Very good story for girls, especially early readers and anyone struggling with friends at school. A classic in the States.
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2.0 out of 5 stars So many dresses your eyes will fall out, 19 Dec 1998
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It's about a girl who no one really likes. Everyday they ask her how many dresses do you have and she says a 100. No one believes her till she gives away all of her 100 dresses.
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