THE HUNDRED DRESSES by Eleanor Estes
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THE HUNDRED DRESSES

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This is off the track for the creator of The Moffats, but it is a story that might well be told to all generations. It is a story of heedless cruelty and intolerance -- as school children make wretched the life of a poor little Polish girl, difficult name seems funny to them, and whose one faded, shapeless, but always an blue dress made her boast of ""100 dresses at home"" good cause for taunting. When she submits 100 sketches for the dress design contest -- and is not there to receive the honest admiration of her schoolmates and her merited prize, the children realize what they have done, and two of them at least make what amends they can...Simply told -- without any preaching -- the lesson will go home to any young reader. The Louis Slobodk illustrations in delicate color are unusual and imaginative.

Pub Date: Oct. 19th, 1944
ISBN: 0152052607
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace