New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, Inc, 1944. 1944 Edition. Hardcover. 1944 on copyright page. No other dates or printings. Code 0.5.56 underneath copyright, no ISBN. -- 8vo., 80 numbered pages, illustrations by Louis Slobodkin. -- Pictorial library buckram covers, small "discarded" stamp on the first free endpaper, rear pastedown has glue residue from library pocket being removed, opposite page has a few minor ex-library markings. -- A Newberry Honor winner for its story & Winner of the 1944 Caldecott Medal for its illustrations. -- Condition. Good +. Item #9961
"The Hundred Dresses is a 1944 children's book by Eleanor Estes, illustrated by Louis Slobodkin. In the book, a young Polish girl named Wanda Petronski goes to a school in an American town, in Connecticut, where the other children see her as "different" and mock her. She lived in Boggins Height . Peggy and Maddie are the two girls who often make fun of her by asking her the number of dresses she had. And at the end both Maggie and Peggy apologised her for their rude behaviour. -- "It was a 1945 Newbery Honor book. A 2004 study found that it was a common read-aloud book for third-graders in schools in San Diego County, California. Based on a 2007 online poll, the National Education Association named the book one of its "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children."-wikipedia.