|By (author):||Wang, Jen|
|Subject:||YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General|
|Size:||8.54in x 6.14in x 1.25in|
|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.
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"Jen Wang's cartooning is full of warmth and charm." -AV Club, from their "10 Most Anticipated Comics of 2018"
"A unique and thoroughly modern fairy tale. . . . a great story about being true to yourself and the kind of companionship you can find when you do." -Nerdist
"This graphic novel has all the trappings of a rags-to-riches romance. And it is one-in a joyfully subversive and inclusive way." -Horn Book,starred review
"Gorgeously dense artwork, lively sense of movement, effervescent fashions, sweet romance, and heartwarming denouement." -Booklist,starred review
"It's all but certain to deliver grins, gasps, and some happy tears." -Publisher Weekly,starred review
|Biographical Note||Jen Wang is a cartoonist and illustrator currently living in Los Angeles. Her works have appeared in the Adventure Time comics andLA Magazine. She recently illustrated Tom Angleberger'sFake Mustache. Her graphic novelsKoko Be Good andIn Real Life (with author Cory Doctorow)were published by First Second.|