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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.
I disliked how none of the girls never stood up for Wanda .it made me sad that a lot of the other girls where also poor and they still made fun of wanda. Read morePublished 6 days ago by VMelendez
Excellent novel. It's a must read for my classroom! I have read it with my students for the past 10+ years.Published 7 days ago by Gymgirl
Bordering on a short story. I got this book for my 10 year old to read this summer, and I usually read everything too . It was good , short , has a lesson about bullying .Published 9 days ago by Bex
must read for any tween...this was my favorite book in our Mommy & Me book clubPublished 23 days ago by dean.monte
It was good. Definitely has a good message, which is not to judge others so quickly. You never know what a person may be suffering outside of where you know them, her it was... Read morePublished 1 month ago by D. Olson