I was excited to find a new series, 100 Dresses by Susan Maupin Schmid. In book one, If the Magic Fits, we meet Darling Dimple, a young orphan who slaves away as an under washer in the under cellar of the castle. Given a chance to become an under-presser (that is someone who irons cloth) in the rooms above, she finds a long unused closet that contains 100 dresses. Unable to resist trying one on, she is astonished to see it has disguised her as someone else. When Princess Mariposa is threatened, Darling finds the courage to use the dresses to help her. This is a fun read for grades four to six.
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