The Hundred Dresses

The Hundred Dresses
Author: Eleanor Estes
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2014-06-24
ISBN 10: 0547540450
ISBN 13: 9780547540450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hundred Dresses Book Review:

Eleanor Estes’s The Hundred Dresses won a Newbery Honor in 1945 and has never been out of print since. At the heart of the story is Wanda Petronski, a Polish girl in a Connecticut school who is ridiculed by her classmates for wearing the same faded blue dress every day. Wanda claims she has one hundred dresses at home, but everyone knows she doesn’t and bullies her mercilessly. The class feels terrible when Wanda is pulled out of the school, but by that time it’s too late for apologies. Maddie, one of Wanda’s classmates, ultimately decides that she is "never going to stand by and say nothing again."

The Hundred Dresses

The Hundred Dresses
Author: Eleanor Estes
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780152052607
ISBN 13: 0152052607
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hundred Dresses Book Review:

In winning a medal she is no longer there to receive, a tight-lipped little Polish girl teaches her classmates a lesson. Includes a note from the author's daughter, Helena Estes.

The Hundred Dresses

The Hundred Dresses
Author: Eleanor Estes
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 80
Release: 1944
ISBN 10: 9780152051709
ISBN 13: 0152051708
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hundred Dresses Book Review:

In winning a medal she is no longer there to receive, a tight-lipped little Polish girl teaches her classmates a lesson. Includes a note from the author's daughter, Helena Estes.

The Hundred Dresses

The Hundred Dresses
Author: Erin McKean
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1408190508
ISBN 13: 9781408190500
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hundred Dresses Book Review:

A stylishly illustrated and informative A to Z of the 100 iconic dresses - from The Bandage to The Sack, The Baby-doll to The Siren, and everything between - that have made their mark on the world.

A Guide for Using The Hundred Dresses in the Classroom

A Guide for Using The Hundred Dresses in the Classroom
Author: Cheryl Russell
Publsiher: Teacher Created Resources
Total Pages: 48
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 157690136X
ISBN 13: 9781576901366
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Guide for Using The Hundred Dresses in the Classroom Book Review:

If the Magic Fits

If the Magic Fits
Author: Susan Maupin Schmid
Publsiher: Yearling
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-07
ISBN 10: 055353369X
ISBN 13: 9780553533699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If the Magic Fits Book Review:

Darling Dimple, a young orphan, discovers a closet full of magical dresses, each of which gives her the appearance of another person in the castle and that, along with her own magical abilities, helps her protect Princess Mariposa from betrayal as the castle swarms with suitors.

Ghost of a Chance

Ghost of a Chance
Author: Susan Maupin Schmid
Publsiher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 0553533738
ISBN 13: 9780553533736
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ghost of a Chance Book Review:

Darling Dimple, a young orphan, must use the enchanted dresses to find the ghost that is haunting the castle she calls home.

The Middle Moffat

The Middle Moffat
Author: Eleanor Estes
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2001-04-01
ISBN 10: 9780547617435
ISBN 13: 0547617437
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Middle Moffat Book Review:

Who is Jane Moffat, anyway? She isn't the youngest in the family, and she isn't the oldest-she is always just Jane. How boring. So Jane decides to become a figure of mystery . . . the mysterious "Middle Moffat." But being in the middle is a lot harder than it looks. In between not rescuing stray dogs, and losing and finding best friends, Jane must secretly look after the oldest inhabitant of Cranbury . . . so he can live to be one hundred. Between brushing her hair from her eyes and holding up her stockings, she has to help the girls' basketball team win the championship. And it falls to Jane-the only person in town with enough courage-to stand up to the frightful mechanical wizard, Wallie Bangs. Jane is so busy keeping Cranbury in order that she barely has time to be plain old Jane. Sometimes the middle is the most exciting place of all. . . .

The Moffats

The Moffats
Author: Eleanor Estes
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 290
Release: 1941
ISBN 10: 9780152025410
ISBN 13: 0152025413
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Moffats Book Review:

Relates the adventures and misadventures of the four Moffat children living with their widowed mother in a yellow house on New Dollar Street in the small town of Cranbury, Connecticut.

Rufus M

Rufus M
Author: Eleanor Estes
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2001-04-01
ISBN 10: 9780547544434
ISBN 13: 054754443X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rufus M Book Review:

Newbery Honor Book: “Delightful reading. An hour spent with the Moffats is fun for all ages.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) You’ve never met anyone quite like Rufus Moffat. He gets things done—but he gets them done his way. When he wants to check out library books, Rufus teaches himself to write...even though he doesn't yet know how to read. When food is scarce, he plants some special “Rufus beans” that actually grow . . . despite his digging them up every day to check on them. And Rufus has friends that other people don’t even know exist! He discovers the only invisible piano player in town, has his own personal flying horse for a day, and tours town with the Cardboard Boy, his dearest friend—and enemy. Rufus isn’t just the youngest Moffat, he's also the cleverest, the funniest, and the most unforgettable, in this classic series about a single-parent family in WWI-era Connecticut praised for its “abundant humor” (Horn Book Magazine). “Rufus M. is . . . unbeatable.” —The New Yorker “[The Moffats are] as nice a group as ever pulled together through hard times.” —The New York Times Book Review

The Hundred Dresses

The Hundred Dresses
Author: Ralph Covert,G. Riley Mills
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9781619590816
ISBN 13: 1619590816
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hundred Dresses Book Review:

"The authors of the musical version of The Hundred Dresses have rewritten the musical as a one-act straight play that's perfect for competition! Wanda Petronski, a second-grader, lives way up in a shabby house in Boggins Heights, and she doesn't have any friends. Every day she wears a faded blue dress, but she tells her classmates that she has a hundred dresses at home of all fabrics and colors. Soon Maddie, Peggy, Jack and their classmates make a game of teasing Wanda about her hundred dresses until one day she disappears from school, leaving just an empty seat where she once sat. As feelings of guilt overtake the children, Maddie and the others decide they must find out what happened to Wanda and make amends for the way they treated her. But is it too late? Bullying, friendship and forgiveness are all touched upon in this beloved Newbery Honor Book by Eleanor Estes."--

The Starlight Slippers

The Starlight Slippers
Author: Susan Maupin Schmid
Publsiher: Yearling
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-06-14
ISBN 10: 0553533800
ISBN 13: 9780553533804
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Starlight Slippers Book Review:

Darling and her friends locate Queen Candace's wedding slippers, which Princess Mariposa wants to wear on her own wedding day, unaware that they are laced with magic.

Ginger Pye

Ginger Pye
Author: Eleanor Estes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780192719546
ISBN 13: 0192719548
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ginger Pye Book Review:

A heartwarming, yet quirky, story about a boy called Jerry whose much-loved puppy, Ginger Pye, goes missing. Jerry and his sister begin a desperate hunt for Ginger, who they're convinced has been stolen away by the stranger in the yellow hat. After months of fruitless searching the children are about to give up hope when a chance gust of wind reveals the villain to the children and Ginger Pye is saved. * A book which has stood the test of time and deals with the special relationship between a boy and his dog in a fun and lively way

My Year in the Middle

My Year in the Middle
Author: Lila Quintero Weaver
Publsiher: Candlewick Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-07-10
ISBN 10: 0763699837
ISBN 13: 9780763699833
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Year in the Middle Book Review:

In a racially polarized classroom in 1970 Alabama, Lu’s talent for running track makes her a new best friend — and tests her mettle as she navigates the school’s social cliques. Miss Garrett’s classroom is like every other at our school. White kids sit on one side and black kids on the other. I'm one of the few middle-rowers who split the difference. Sixth-grader Lu Olivera just wants to keep her head down and get along with everyone in her class. Trouble is, Lu’s old friends have been changing lately — acting boy crazy and making snide remarks about Lu’s newfound talent for running track. Lu’s secret hope for a new friend is fellow runner Belinda Gresham, but in 1970 Red Grove, Alabama, blacks and whites don’t mix. As segregationist ex-governor George Wallace ramps up his campaign against the current governor, Albert Brewer, growing tensions in the state — and in the classroom — mean that Lu can’t stay neutral about the racial divide at school. Will she find the gumption to stand up for what’s right and to choose friends who do the same?

The Hundred Dresses An Instructional Guide for Literature

The Hundred Dresses  An Instructional Guide for Literature
Author: Jodene Smith
Publsiher: Teacher Created Materials
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2017-06-01
ISBN 10: 1425817211
ISBN 13: 9781425817213
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hundred Dresses An Instructional Guide for Literature Book Review:

This standards-based instructional guide for literature will help support students as they read the novel The Hundred Dresses, an inspirational story of a Polish girl who is bullied by her classmates for wearing the same dress every day. Using the engaging activities and lessons, students will learn how to use close reading techniques, respond to text-dependent questions, analyze the text to determine meaning, make summaries, and more. This invaluable resource is key to supporting the rich exploration of literature in today's classrooms.

The Enchanted Hour

The Enchanted Hour
Author: Meghan Cox Gurdon
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-01-15
ISBN 10: 0062562835
ISBN 13: 9780062562838
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Enchanted Hour Book Review:

A Wall Street Journal writer’s conversation-changing look at how reading aloud makes adults and children smarter, happier, healthier, more successful and more closely attached, even as technology pulls in the other direction. A miraculous alchemy occurs when one person reads to another, transforming the simple stuff of a book, a voice, and a bit of time into complex and powerful fuel for the heart, brain, and imagination. Grounded in the latest neuroscience and behavioral research, and drawing widely from literature, The Enchanted Hour explains the dazzling cognitive and social-emotional benefits that await children, whatever their class, nationality or family background. But it’s not just about bedtime stories for little kids: Reading aloud consoles, uplifts and invigorates at every age, deepening the intellectual lives and emotional well-being of teenagers and adults, too. Meghan Cox Gurdon argues that this ancient practice is a fast-working antidote to the fractured attention spans, atomized families and unfulfilling ephemera of the tech era, helping to replenish what our devices are leaching away. For everyone, reading aloud engages the mind in complex narratives; for children, it’s an irreplaceable gift that builds vocabulary, fosters imagination, and kindles a lifelong appreciation of language, stories and pictures. Bringing together the latest scientific research, practical tips, and reading recommendations, The Enchanted Hour will both charm and galvanize, inspiring readers to share this invaluable, life-altering tradition with the people they love most.

The Dress

The Dress
Author: Marnie Fogg
Publsiher: Welbeck Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-08-07
ISBN 10: 9781787399235
ISBN 13: 1787399230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dress Book Review:

Through 100 groundbreaking dresses, The Dress traces the past and present influences and reinterpretations in clothing design. From the Victorian crinoline to Vivienne Westwood's mini-crini of 1985, from Herve Leger's 1985 bandage dress to Christopher Kane's 2006 neon version, each landmark dress gives examples of how fashion ideas have been reborn and referenced throughout time by designers. By making connections between designers and across decades, the book allows the reader to discover the breadth of influence in this field, the magic of inspired originality from fashion designers and an overview of fashion history. From beaded and bias-cut to frou-frou to corseted, Chanel to Yves Saint Laurent, laced to bustled, each dress tells a fashion story through anecdotes and analysis, with historic and cross-cultural references, beautiful imagery, and immaculate referencing.

This Is Not the Jess Show

This Is Not the Jess Show
Author: Anna Carey
Publsiher: Quirk Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-02-02
ISBN 10: 1683691989
ISBN 13: 9781683691983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Is Not the Jess Show Book Review:

“At once thought-provoking and hilarious, This Is Not the Jess Show is a timely, incisive book so masterfully-plotted you won't want to put it down.”—Tahereh Mafi, New York Times best-selling author of the Shatter Me series and A Very Large Expanse of Sea The year is 1998: Titanic just won 6 Oscars, boy bands are dominating MTV’s airwaves, and like any other teenager Jess Flynn is just trying to survive high school. Between a crush on her childhood best friend, overprotective parents, and her sister’s worsening health, the only constant is her hometown of Swickley, which feels smaller by the day. Jess is resigned to her small-town life, until the day she discovers a mysterious device with an apple logo, causing her to question everything and everyone she’s ever known. As more cracks appear in Jess’s world, she faces a choice: can she live the rest of her life knowing it’s a lie or should she risk everything for the truth? A fast-paced, mind-bending YA thriller packed with ‘90s pop culture references and perfect for fans of Black Mirror, This Is Not the Jess Show will keep readers guessing until the very end.

Garvey s Choice

Garvey s Choice
Author: Nikki Grimes
Publsiher: Astra Publishing House
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2021-09-14
ISBN 10: 1635925118
ISBN 13: 9781635925111
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Garvey s Choice Book Review:

Garvey's father has always wanted Garvey to be athletic, but Garvey is interested in astronomy, science fiction, reading--anything but sports. Feeling like a failure, he comforts himself with food. Garvey is kind, funny, smart, a loyal friend, and he is also obese, teased by bullies, and lonely. When his only friend encourages him to join the school chorus, Garvey's life changes.

The Portrait of a Lady

The Portrait of a Lady
Author: Khushwant Singh
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2009-02-20
ISBN 10: 8184759045
ISBN 13: 9788184759044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Portrait of a Lady Book Review:

‘A Khushwant Singh short story is not flamboyant but modest, restrained, well-crafted...Perhaps his greatest gift as a writer is a wonderful particularity of description’—London Magazine Khushwant Singh first established his reputation as a writer through the short story. His stories—wry, poignant, erotic and, above all, human—bear testimony to Khushwant Singh’s remarkable range and his ability to create an unforgettable PBI - World. Spanning over half a century, this volume contains all the short stories Khushwant Singh has ever written, including the delightfully tongue-in-cheek ‘The Maharani of Chootiapuram’, written in 2008. ‘Khushwant’s stories enthrall...[He has]an ability akin to that of Somerset Maugham...the ability to entertain intelligently’—PBI - India Today ‘His stories are better than [those of] any PBI - Indian writing in English—Times of PBI - India ‘The Collected Short Stories leaves the reader in a delightful, inebriated trance’—Sunday Chronicle ‘He is not an ordinary short story writer...[Collected Stories] is delightful reading’—Hindustan Times