written by Eleanor Estes
illustrated by Louis Slobodkin
A tender story with 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 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.
"Slobodkin brings his wispy, evocative, color-washed sketches to Eleanor Estes's classic about kindness, compassion, and standing up for what's right." -Amazon "No young person will ever forget it."-Book Week "Written with rare intuition, pictured with warm sympathy and charm."-Horn Book
Interest Level: Grade 3-6 DRA Level: 38 Lexile: 870L
Grade Level Equiv: 4.5 Guided Reading: P
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