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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (11,920 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eleanor Estes Narrator: Christina Moore Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2017 ISBN: 9781436141154
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Wanda Petronski is different from all the other girls in Room 13. Every day she wears the same faded blue dress to school, and every day she tells about her hundred dresses at home. Her classmates joke about her imaginary clothes - until they learn the wonderful secret of the dresses. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dania Turner | 2/18/2014

    " Every parent should read this book and read it to their child. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 2/18/2014

    " So short but clear. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy | 2/5/2014

    " This book was written in 1944. It is a wonderfully well written book about bullying. I would recommenced parents to read this with their children. It could lead to a really meaningful conversation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jayme | 1/31/2014

    " read it in third grade , made me cry at parts. I laughed, I cried, I loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alycia | 1/16/2014

    " Awesome! I will definitely buy this book for my children! I wish I had read it in my youth. A wonderful story and lesson for everyone of any age. It should be on everyone's book shelf. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dara S. | 1/7/2014

    " I may have read this as a child. I am not sure. I just reread it because it was a Newbery Honor book. It is a cute story and had a message for kids. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barb Keister | 1/3/2014

    " Perfect book for my Choosing Kind reading ladder! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lavinia | 12/31/2013

    " One of the first books I remember reading that wasn't a Dr. Seuss book. It deals with girls being mean to another girl and I identified with that. Still love this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna Claire | 12/25/2013

    " one of the best books ever "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Hayes | 12/20/2013

    " I read this with my 7 year old for her book club and we loved it! It is a wonderful story with an great message and one that we will keep revisiting! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen Shapiro | 12/18/2013

    " A Newbery Honor Book. Wow. Every little girl should read this book. Although written almost 70 years ago, the lesson is still very relevant. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marni | 12/18/2013

    " Melanie and I read this one together. A quick and easy story with a good lesson. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristine | 12/11/2013

    " A quick read. I liked this book, because it reminds us how we should treat others, for we never know what they are facing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara Shupe | 11/18/2013

    " I loved this book!!! What a great lesson that we all need and only about 45 minutes to read :-) Great book that I will share with my kiddos too! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Whitney | 9/20/2013

    " This is a book I grew up on, everyone can read to from a child to a grown woman, and still enjoy it just as much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gretchen | 8/17/2013

    " I'd never heard of this before NPR did a story on it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teralyn | 7/26/2013

    " This was such an easy book to read I just got it from the library yesterday and I am already done reading it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Someone | 5/28/2013

    " This book is on my favorite list. every one must read it since it is extra simple. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellenjsmellen | 5/1/2013

    " I read this one in 2nd grade. We had it on our old bookshelf at home. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorna | 4/27/2013

    " Nice little story with a great message. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha | 3/25/2013

    " I liked the part when Wanda Petronski drew all those pictures for the contest and she won. Wanda has a hundred dresses and sixty shoes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 3/17/2013

    " A life lesson on how what we say to others can affect them, sometimes throughout their lives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Bird | 1/19/2013

    " Still an important read today. Just finished reading it with my daughter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Moop | 6/27/2012

    " Great book and could be used in teaching how bullying is so cruel. A young girl wears the same dress daily yet claims to have 100. Kids pick on her because of the claims she makes but then realize she is very talented when she wins a drawing contest in drawing a dress. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 June Guymon | 6/23/2012

    " This would be a great book for a read aloud in a classroom setting. The story would be a good one to demonstrate to students how making fun of others has side effects and consequences that may not always be seen. A nice quick short read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kendra | 1/28/2012

    " A little girl feels guilt for her cowardice in stopping bullying. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie | 11/11/2011

    " Though it seems kind of silly to admit, this is one of those books that helped define my character when I was little. It was a great book that made me think more carefully about where people are coming from in life before I judge them. Great book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Camilla | 8/14/2011

    " I read this when I was a young girl (elementary) and then later maybe in my early 20's just to remember the story again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole Morissette | 6/23/2011

    " Great for teaching bullying! Interesting angle from one of the perpetrators wondering if she stepped up and defended the victim, would she get bullied? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ssarutian | 5/23/2011

    " I liked this book because of all the different dresses and it helped me to remember not to make fun of people. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katherine | 5/22/2011

    " Jordan & I ready this for our Mother/Daughter book club. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alleen | 5/3/2011

    " Wonderful touching story! I highly recommend it! It was my choice for book club and everyone enjoyed it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janine | 4/28/2011

    " incredibly powerful story. Loved reading this because there was such rich vocabulary. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/25/2011

    " I'm so glad I bought this book. What a sweet little story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 4/24/2011

    " This is a great book that tells of a child who regrets treating another child poorly. She feels guilty for not having an opportunity to make things right. The story and characters were great and the illistrations are awesome! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 4/24/2011

    " A great book to talk to your kids about leaving people out and/or making fun of others. Great message. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bev | 4/22/2011

    " Beautiful short novel that is perfect for my population--elementary school girls. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanja | 4/22/2011

    " read this with my daughter and had a nice discussion about it with her. It is fun to start reading books with my kids like this. This is a good story for girls, if only they would rememer the principles as they grow up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maureen | 4/19/2011

    " love this book. i used it in my class composed of only refugees. could easily be used outside the esl context to talk to your class about compassion and classroom culture. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 4/18/2011

    " a tragic story with an excellent moral. i have a hard time with mean. i did like the teacher called it "thoughtlessness" which i think is true. we don't want to be mean, but sometimes we are thoughtless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie | 4/12/2011

    " The Hundred Dresses is a great short novel. It offers insight into how bullying begins and feels from both sides, as well as what regret looks and feels like. It is a perfect book to introduce fourth graders to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 PS~Erin | 4/9/2011

    " We just read this for a mom/daughter book club. It is a must read for little (and big) girls. Invaluable lesson and great vocabulary! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirt | 3/29/2011

    " Good short story with a good moral. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 3/25/2011

    " Read for RS birthday party. Good read aloud book. "

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About the Author
Author Eleanor Estes

Eleanor Estes (1906–1988) grew up in West Haven, Connecticut, which she renamed Cranbury for her classic stories about the Moffat and Pye families. A children’s librarian for many years, she launched her writing career with the publication of The Moffats in 1941. Two of her outstanding books about the Moffats—Rufus M. and The Middle Moffat—were Newbery Honorees, as was her short novel The Hundred Dresses. She won the Newbery Medal for Ginger Pye.

About the Narrator

Christina Moore is an actress and award-winning audiobook narrator who has garnered eighteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actress, she is best known for her roles in the television series That ’70s Show, Hawthorne, and 90210. She is a founding member of Bitches Funny, an all-female sketch group that has performed in New York City and Los Angeles for the past five years.