Wanda Petronski, a little Polish girl in an American school, is laughed at because she always wears a faded blue dress, until her classmates learn a lesson. She tells them that she owns 100 dresses, and enters drawings of them in the school's art contest before she moves away. Only after she is gone do the students discover her remarkable talent and realize how cruel they have been. This tender and lovely story has beautiful full-color illustrations that brilliantly convey the feeling and overtones of the story. Newbery Honor Book.