The Prince and the DressmakerGraphic Novel - 2018
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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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 »
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 »
No magic here, but lots of tender emotions + historical drag.
7. Historical fashion + sweet romance + finding yourself!
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 »