The Hundred Dresses

The Hundred Dresses

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Wanda Petronski wore the same faded-blue dress to school every day. It was always clearn, but it looked as though it had never been ironed properly. One day when a classmate showed up wearing a bright new dress that was much admired, Wanda said suddenly, "I have a hundred dresses at home." That had started the teasing game of dresses, which Peggy and Maddie played with Wanda. It was fun to stop Wanda on the way to school and ask, "How many dresses did you say you had?" Wanda did have the hundred dresses, and this is the story of how Peggy and Maddie came to understand about them and what the game meant to Wanda.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 81 pages
  • 162.56 x 208.28 x 7.62mm | 158.76g
  • Harcourt Publishers Group (Australia) Pty.Ltd
  • Marrickville, Australia
  • colour illustrations
  • 0156423502
  • 9780156423502

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"Sensitive, intuitive, restrained . . . 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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