The Hundred Dresses Characters

Eleanor Estes
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Wanda Petronski

Wanda Petronski is a new student in Room 13. She lives with her father, Jan Petronski, and her brother, Jake. The family is very poor. They live in a poor neighborhood called Boggins Heights. Wanda's older brother, Jake, works with the school janitor every morning, probably as a way to earn a little money to help the family.

Wanda has only one dress. It's blue and very faded, and she wears it to school every day. The dress is always clean but it doesn't fit her very well and it's obviously been worn a lot. Wanda wants to fit in with the other girls in her class but she obviously doesn't really know how. When the girls are all talking about clothes, Wanda announces that she has 100 dresses. She says they are party dresses in every color imaginable. It's obvious that Wanda doesn't really have 100 dresses and it...

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