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.´´ This powerful, timeless story has been reissued with a new letter from the author´s daughter Helena Estes, and with the Caldecott artist Louis Slobodkin´s original artwork in beautifully restored color.
Wanda Petronski is different from all the other girls in Room 13. Every day she wears the same faded blue dress to school, and every day she tells about her hundred dresses at home. Her classmates joke about her imaginary clothes - until they learn the wonderful secret of the dresses. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christina Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/001859/bk_reco_001859_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nearly Three Hundred Ways to Dress Show Windows: James H. Wilson Marriott
The New York Times best seller from award-winning author Rachel Hauck!Four brides. One dress. A tale of faith, redemption, and timeless love.Charlotte owns a chic Birmingham bridal boutique. Dressing brides for their big day is her gift - and her passion. But with her own wedding day approaching, why can’t she find the perfect dress - or feel certain she should marry Tim?Then Charlotte purchases a vintage dress in a battered trunk at an estate sale. It looks brand-new, shimmering with pearls and satin, hand-stitched and timeless in its design. But where did it come from? Who wore it?Charlotte’s search for the gown’s history - and its new bride - begins as a distraction from her sputtering love life. But it takes on a life of its own as she comes to know the women who have worn the dress. Emily from 1912. Mary Grace from 1939. Hillary from 1968. Each with something unique to share. For woven within the threads of the beautiful hundred-year-old gown is the truth about Charlotte’s heritage, the power of courage and faith, and the beauty of finding true love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Windy Lanzl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/001321/bk_tnwd_001321_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Step inside Marietta’s Magic Dress Shop! There are hundreds of beautiful dresses in every colour of the rainbow, sewn with magic thread. Take a look, try one on and wait for the magic to whisk you away... Ava is looking for her cat when she finds Marietta’s mysterious shop. She tries on a perfectly-fitting gold and emerald princess dress and whizzes through a secret mirror - to fairyland! Will she get there in time to be a bridesmaid at Cinderella’s wedding? An irresistible story about the power of wishes and imagination from bestselling author Gwyneth Rees. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sophie Aldred. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/004621/bk_bbcw_004621_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Step inside Marietta´s Magic Dress Shop! There are hundreds of beautiful dresses in every colour of the rainbow, sewn with magic thread. Take a look, try one on, and wait for the magic to whisk you away on an amazing adventure! When Ava puts on a sparkling trapeze outfit with a dazzling butterfly tiara, she is transported back in time to a travelling circus. Ava loves the clever circus stunts and the beautiful costumes, but she´s worried about a baby elephant that is meant to perform tricks. Can Ava reunite the baby with its mother before the cruel animal trainer finds out? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sophie Aldred. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005682/bk_bbcw_005682_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´All Alike´´, by Adam Gopnik: The truth about snowflakes.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Four Hundred Dresses´´, by Gay Talese: What Elaine Kaufman left behind.LETTER FROM ROME´´God´s Librarians´´, by Daniel Mendelsohn: Inside the Vatican Library´s restoration. ANNALS OF LAW´´Casualties of Justice´´, by Jeffrey Toobin: Two investigations and a suicide. FICTION´´Getting Closer´´, by Steve Millhauser.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Couple Trouble´´, by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Blue Valentine, Rabbit Hole, and How Do You Know. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/101229/pe_nyer_101229_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Step inside Marietta’s Magic Dress Shop! There are hundreds of beautiful dresses in every colour of the rainbow, sewn with magic thread. Try one on and wait for the magic to whisk you away... Ava has just discovered Marietta’s special shop. Now she can’t wait to try on a twinkling tutu with matching ballet slippers and pirouette back to Victorian times. Once there, she finds she has an important part to play in making a girl’s ballerina dreams come true! The second enchanting story about Marietta’s Magic Dress Shop, from bestselling author Gwyneth Rees. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sophie Aldred. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/006093/bk_bbcw_006093_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.