The prince and the dressmaker by Wang, Jen (#1413DK5)


The prince and the dressmaker

by Wang, Jen
Paperback First Second, 2018


From the Publisher

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.

This title has Common Core connections.

Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist starred, 01/01/18
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 02/01/18
  • Horn Book Guide starred, 11/01/18
  • Horn Book Magazine starred, 03/01/18
  • Kirkus Reviews, 12/01/17
  • New York Times, 03/11/18
  • Publishers Weekly starred, 12/11/17
  • School Library Connection starred, 05/01/18
  • School Library Journal starred, 12/01/17
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA), 12/01/17
Product Details
  • Publisher: First Second
  • Publication Date: February 13, 2018
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Dewey: 741.5
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 276 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 22 cm
  • ISBN-10: 1-62672-363-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-62672-363-4
  • LCCN: 2017-941173
  • Follett Number: 1413DK5
  • Interest Level: YA
  • ATOS Book Level: 3
  • AR Interest Level: MG+
  • AR Points: 1
  • AR Quiz: 193710EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 4.2
  • Reading Counts Points: 4
  • Lexile: GN360L