The Hundred Dresses
by Eleanor Estes- adapted by Erin Coulter
Wanda Petronski is a poor and friendless Polish-American girl. Wanda’s classmates laugh at her funny last name and the faded blue dress she wears to school every day, Wanda claims to own one hundred dresses, all lined up in her closet at her worn-down house. This outrageous and obvious lie becomes a game, as the girls in her class corner her every day before school, demanding that she describe all of her dresses for them. Nevertheless, Wanda’s lovely nature and kind heart are revealed later when she tells the teacher to give the students the drawings.