The Prince and the Dressmaker

The Prince and the Dressmaker

Comic Book - 2018
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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 is his dressmaker, Frances - his best friend and only one of the two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness and being someone's secret weapon menas being a secret. Forever. How long can Frances defer her dreams to protect her friend?
Publisher: New York. NY :, First Second,, 2018.
©2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781626723634
Characteristics: 276 pages : chiefly colour illustrations ; 22 cm.

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the_bookwyrm
Nov 07, 2018

I
-ADORE-
this book.

The illustrations are so lovely, from the way the characters are drawn to those gorgeous dresses! The story was an emotional roller-coaster, where I was giggling one moment and gasping the next. The end had me kicking my legs like an excited teen, and I'm so glad I bought this book.

Highly recommended if you like fairytales and sweet friendships.

liljables Oct 30, 2018

I loved this graphic novel! It's an easy, uplifting read with great illustrations. What could be more relatable than two teenagers trying to find themselves while still attempting to please their parents and society?

JessicaGma Oct 18, 2018

Jen Wang has penned a real winner featuring a prince that dresses as a girl and his seamstress who helped him achieve his goal. Such a wonderful ending, where it all could have gone wrong. The art is top notch, and the characters really sweet.

VaughanPLAlison Oct 06, 2018

That was wonderful! Beautifully illustrated and nicely paced with a lot of heart. Might be one of my favorites for this year.

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rixonkj
Sep 29, 2018

The art in this book is quite good, and for a graphic novel the plot was complex and nuanced. Lovely story about friendship, secrets, and supporting the dreams of the people you love.

Even as a grandmother, I enjoyed reading this modern fairy tale. It would give me language to discuss these issues with my grandchildren should they want to explore non gender specific identities.

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crimson613
Sep 07, 2018

I accidentally stumbled across this graphic novel and it's got to be one of my favorite reads of the year. I love the message about being yourself, treasuring your loved ones, and just how it opens the conversation of gender fluidity, love, and acceptance. The art is beautifully done (I may have a crush on the protagonists) and it's a really quick read. Definitely recommend it!

TechLibrarian Sep 05, 2018

Don't let the cover fool you--this is not your ordinary fairy tale! An awesome story about being yourself. An easy read, it took me just one sitting, and lifted my mood to boot!

ArapahoeKati Aug 22, 2018

I don't often read graphic novels but whenever I had a minute to read, even if I only read a page or two, this was in my hand. Highly recommend! The art was lovely, the story was so well-done and it was a good reminder to be yourself. Always be yourself.

ArapahoeSteffen Aug 14, 2018

I predict this book will be well-received for its overwhelmingly positive depiction of gender fluidity.
I thought it was interesting how at the end of the book, the author discusses choosing to portray his characters as teens rather than as adults.
The dresses in this book were gorgeous!

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zhangdevin
Oct 20, 2018

zhangdevin thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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crimson613
Sep 07, 2018

crimson613 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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May 16, 2018

Kyanite thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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Mar 28, 2018

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crimson613
Sep 07, 2018

Some days I look at myself in the mirror and think "That's me, Prince Sebastian! I wear boy clothes and look like my father." Other days it doesn't feel right at all. Those days I feel like I'm actually...a princess.

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