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The prince and the dressmaker / Jen Wang.

Wang, Jen, 1984- (author,, artist.).


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.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250159854
  • ISBN: 1250159857
  • ISBN: 9781626723634
  • ISBN: 162672363X
  • Physical Description: 276 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : First Second, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press, 2018.

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
GN360L Lexile
Structure indicator: 90 (high) Syntactic indicator: 70 (medium) Semantic indicator: 100 (very high) Decoding indicator: 100 (very high) Lexile.
Decoding demand: 94 (very high) Semantic demand: 99 (very high) Syntactic demand: 62 (high) Structure demand: 87 (very high) Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader MG+ 3.0 1.0.
Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 3 1 193710.
Awards Note:
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
Subject: 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, etc.
Identity (Philosophical concept) > Juvenile fiction.
Families > Juvenile fiction.
Marriage > Juvenile fiction.
Caricatures and cartoons > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Graphic novels.
Fairy tales.
Comics (Graphic works)

Available copies

  • 19 of 21 copies available at Missouri Evergreen.


  • 1 current hold with 21 total copies.
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Barry Lawrence - Cassville Library Y FIC WAN (Text) 37884103051607 Graphic Novel Available -
Cameron Public Library Y WAN (Text) 32311111193810 Youth Fiction Available -
De Soto Public Library GN Wan (Text) 33858000137317 Graphic Novels Available -
Heartland Regional Library - Belle GN YA 741.5 WAN (Text) 35555002032391 Graphic Novel Young Adult Available -
Heartland Regional Library - Eldon GN YA 741.5 WAN (Text) 35555002012344 Graphic Novel Young Adult Available -
Heartland Regional Library - Eldon GN YA 741.5 WAN (Text) 35555002032409 Graphic Novel Young Adult Available -
Heartland Regional Library - Iberia GN YA 741.5 WAN (Text) 35555002012328 Graphic Novel Young Adult Available -
Heartland Regional Library - Iberia GN YA 741.5 WAN (Text) 35555002032383 Graphic Novel Young Adult Available -
Heartland Regional Library - Vienna GN YA 741.5 WAN (Text) 35555002012310 Graphic Novel Young Adult Available -
Jefferson County Library-Arnold TF GRAPHIC PRINCE (Text) 30061060055114 Teen Graphic Novels Available -

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