The prince and the dressmaker /

by Wang, Jen [author,].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : First Second, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press, 2018.Edition: First edition.Description: 276 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781250159854; 1250159857.Subject(s): Dressmaking -- Comic books, strips, etc | Fashion -- Comic books, strips, etc | Gender identity -- Comic books, strips, etc | Cross-dressing -- Comic books, strips, etc | Princes -- Comic books, strips, etc | Marriage -- Comic books, strips, etc | Friendship -- Comic books, strips, etcAwards: School Library Journal Best Books, Literary Type: Graphic Novels, 2018Awards: ALSC Notable Children's Book, 2019Awards: Boston Globe Best Children's Books, 2018Awards: Chicago Public Library Best Teen Graphic Novels and Manga, 2018Awards: Harvey Award for Best Children's or Young Adult Book Award Winner, 2018Awards: Harvey Award for Book of the Year Nominee, 2018Awards: Horn Book Fanfare List, 2018Awards: New York Public Library Best Books for Teens, 2018Awards: NPR Best Books, 2018Awards: Prix Jeunesse du Festival d'Angoulême, 2019Awards: Publisher's Weekly Best Young Adult Book, 2018Awards: Rainbow Book List, 2019Awards: Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award Nominee, 2020Awards: School Library Journal's Best Books, 2018Awards: Washington Post 10 Best Graphic Novels, 2018Awards: YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2019Summary: Prince Sebastian hides from his parents his secret life of dressing up in women's clothes as the hottest fashion icon in Paris, the fabulous Lady Crystallia, while his friend Frances the dressmaker strives to keep her friend's secret.Summary: 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! Sebatian's secret weapon is his brilliant dressmaker, Frances - his best friend and 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 her 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. -- From back cover.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>Paris, at the dawn of the modern age:</p> <p>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!</p> <p>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.</p> <p>This title has Common Core connections.</p>

Prince Sebastian hides from his parents his secret life of dressing up in women's clothes as the hottest fashion icon in Paris, the fabulous Lady Crystallia, while his friend Frances the dressmaker strives to keep her friend's secret.

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! Sebatian's secret weapon is his brilliant dressmaker, Frances - his best friend and 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 her 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. -- From back cover.

GN360L Lexile

Structure indicator: 90 (high) Syntactic indicator: 70 (medium) Semantic indicator: 100 (very high) Decoding indicator: 100 (very high) Lexile.

Accelerated Reader MG+ 3.0 1.0.

School Library Journal Best Books, Literary Type: Graphic Novels, 2018

ALSC Notable Children's Book, 2019

Boston Globe Best Children's Books, 2018

Chicago Public Library Best Teen Graphic Novels and Manga, 2018

Harvey Award for Best Children's or Young Adult Book Award Winner, 2018

Harvey Award for Book of the Year Nominee, 2018

Horn Book Fanfare List, 2018

New York Public Library Best Books for Teens, 2018

NPR Best Books, 2018

Prix Jeunesse du Festival d'Angoulême, 2019

Publisher's Weekly Best Young Adult Book, 2018

Rainbow Book List, 2019

Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award Nominee, 2020

School Library Journal's Best Books, 2018

Washington Post 10 Best Graphic Novels, 2018

YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2019

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Horn Book Review

Prince Sebastian hires young seamstress Frances as his personal clothier; some days he feels comfortable identifying as male, but others he prefers his dress-wearing alter ego, socialite Lady Crystallia. The teens struggle to keep Sebastian's secret, resist stifling expectations, and sort out their feelings for each other. The graphic novel's illustrations balance the finery of clothing and setting with relatable, endearing protagonists. Dynamic panel shapes and sizes accentuate the emotions of each scene. (c) Copyright 2018. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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