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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.
Great little book, easy reading...I read this in 15 minutes. But the story is what is teaching us a lesson. we are all cut from different cloths, the Lord made us that way. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Linda Soto
It teaches us to be nice to others even if you're best friend is being mean. And to stand up for someone no matter what.Published 2 days ago by Matthew S. Hansell
Teaches a beautiful lesson to girls. My girls loved it and I recommend reading it with your girls for a beautiful lesson in humility and kindness.Published 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
My grandaughter loves to read. I have a hard time keeping up with her appetite for reading. Whenever I get her a book she likes, I know it immediately. She liked this!Published 7 days ago by Boobie
This book makes the point about bullying in a careful, well thought out way. Touching for children and adults!Published 9 days ago by Sharon Turner
This was bought for an 8yr little girl for a gift, she told me later that she really liked the book.Published 15 days ago by CRIPPLED GRANNY