The Prince and the Dressmaker (Paperback)

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When Frances, a dressmaker working in Paris, designs a daring and scandalous dress for a client, she catches the eye of a member of the royal family who hires her on the spot. However, when she arrives at the palace, she realizes that she’ll be designing dresses not for the Queen or a princess, but for the royal prince! Wearing these new creations (and an orange wig), Prince Sebastian, along with Frances, explore the city and night and become close friends. But Frances isn’t content to keep her work a secret and soon the Prince must choose between the two lives he’s created. Wang seamlessly (pun intended!) pairs a wonderful story with incredible art in this graphic novel about self-discovery, relationships, and really rad fashion.
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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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About the Author

Jen Wang is a cartoonist and illustrator currently living in Los Angeles. Her works have appeared in the Adventure Time comics and LA Magazine. She recently illustrated Tom Angleberger's Fake Mustache. Her graphic novels Koko Be Good and In Real Life (with author Cory Doctorow) were published by First Second.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781626723634
ISBN-10: 162672363X
Publisher: First Second
Publication Date: February 13th, 2018
Pages: 288
Language: English