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Maddie, a girl who had stood by while Wanda was taunted about her dresses, feels sick inside: "True, she had not enjoyed listening to Peggy ask Wanda how many dresses she had in her closet, but she had said nothing.... She was a coward.... She had helped to make someone so unhappy that she had had to move away from town." Repentant, Maddie and her friend Peggy head up to Boggins Heights to see if the Petronskis are still there. When they discover the house is empty, Maddie despairs: "Nothing would ever seem good to her again, because just when she was about to enjoy something--like going for a hike with Peggy to look for bayberries or sliding down Barley Hill--she'd bump right smack into the thought that she had made Wanda Petronski move away." Ouch. This gentle Newbery Honor Book convincingly captures the deeply felt moral dilemmas of childhood, equally poignant for the teased or the tormentor. Louis Slobodkin, illustrator of the 1944 Caldecott Medalist Many Moons, brings his wispy, evocative, color-washed sketches to Eleanor Estes's time-proven classic about kindness, compassion, and standing up for what's right. (Ages 6 and older) --Karin Snelson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
It pretty cool how Wanda said she had a hundred dresses in her closet which she probably had all drawings instead of real,dressesPublished 2 days ago by Wildflower13
A favor book of mine for over 20 years, now happy to pass along to my daughter...Published 4 days ago by Alex Smietanka
Great story about bullying and teasing. My 2nd grader like it a lot.Published 6 days ago by Jessica
I was "window shopping" on Amazon & stumbled across this book. When I was a kid I had seen & heard of this book, but had never read it so I ordered it (I collect... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Cheryl Braley
so much heart! will make them think about being kind to each other! drawings were perfect!Published 12 days ago by _
My granddaughter loves the book. She had to do a book report on the book and got a very good grade for it.Published 20 days ago by Christine Martin-Arrington