The Prince and the Dressmaker

The Prince and the Dressmaker

Graphic Novel - 2018
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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.

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Publisher: New York : First Second, 2018.
©2018
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250159854
1250159857
Branch Call Number: YA GN PRINCE A
Characteristics: 276 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 22 cm

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LPL_KimberlyL Aug 23, 2019

A delightfully validating graphic novel about the power of accepting yourself and others. I read this is in a single sitting and I've been swooning about it ever since. Romantic, colorful, and heart-warming, this is the book I know I will read time and time again whenever I need a pick-me-up. And... Read More »

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LPL_VanessaR May 17, 2019

The tenderness, the shame, the struggle that comes with forging new friendships, unearthing one's identity, opening up to young love all come to the fore in the Prince and the Dressmaker. It's a riveting, non-stop fashionable tale that I hope will continue in a sequel, because I don't want it to ... Read More »

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LPL_CentennialC Jan 05, 2019

No magic here, but lots of tender emotions + historical drag.

7. Historical fashion + sweet romance + finding yourself!

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LPL_CentennialC Mar 26, 2018

This graphic novel is absolutely beautiful! Definitely in the making for one of the best teen graphic novels of 2018, and one of my personal favorites. This book follows the journey of a young seamstress who winds up creating dresses for the Prince Sebastian’s secret double life as a fashion icon... Read More »


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LPL_KimberlyL Aug 23, 2019

A delightfully validating graphic novel about the power of accepting yourself and others. I read this is in a single sitting and I've been swooning about it ever since. Romantic, colorful, and heart-warming, this is the book I know I will read time and time again whenever I need a pick-me-up. And all of those dresses!!! (sigh)

LPL_VanessaR May 17, 2019

The tenderness, the shame, the struggle that comes with forging new friendships, unearthing one's identity, opening up to young love all come to the fore in the Prince and the Dressmaker. It's a riveting, non-stop fashionable tale that I hope will continue in a sequel, because I don't want it to end here.

LPL_CentennialC Mar 26, 2018

This graphic novel is absolutely beautiful! Definitely in the making for one of the best teen graphic novels of 2018, and one of my personal favorites. This book follows the journey of a young seamstress who winds up creating dresses for the Prince Sebastian’s secret double life as a fashion icon, Lady Crystallia.

Wang does a truly incredible job with this book -- it is full of warm colors, compassion, and creativity. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a sweet story about supportive relationships and staying true to yourself.

(Also, I would 100% wear all of the Lady Crystallia dresses. Bonus for fashion history nerds!)

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