Paris, at the dawn of the modern age: Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride — or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia, the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion!
Sebastian's secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances — one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness, and being someone's secret weapon means being a secret. Forever. How long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend?
Jen Wang weaves an exuberantly romantic tale of identity, young love, art, and family. A fairy tale for any age, The Prince and the Dressmaker will steal your heart.
"The relationship between Frances and Sebastian — both as a conflicted prince and the glamorous Crystallia — glows; Frances understands that Sebastian and Crystallia are two halves of a brilliant whole. 'It’s weird, I don’t feel like Prince Sebastian could lead a nation into battle, but Lady Crystallia could,' admits the prince, inspiring Frances to create an armor-themed dress for their next midnight escapade. Frances’s daring designs shine in Wang’s elegantly drafted and gorgeously colored illustrations, and the irreverently anachronistic approach to the setting provides a lovely and humorous counterbalance to the seriousness of the prince’s situation.... It’s all but certain to deliver grins, gasps, and some happy tears." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||13 and up|
|Publication Date||Feb 13, 2018|