The Prince and the Dressmaker

by Jen Wang. New York, NY: First Second, 2018

The story is set in 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: he cross-dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia—the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion! Frances, his brilliant dressmaker Frances (and friend) is one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. Frances however dreams of greatness, and keeping Sebastian’s secret is coming at a cost.

Grades 6+

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