The Prince and the Dressmaker

Jacket art for graphic novel The Prince and the Dressmaker

  • Contributors: Jen Wang
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  • Summary: 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.
  • Awards/Recognition:
    • ALA Notable Children's Books - Older Readers Category, 2019
    • ALSC Notable Children's Book, 2019
    • Blue Hen Book Award (Delaware): Teen Readers
    • Boston Globe Best Children's Books, 2018
    • Chicago Public Library Best Teen Graphic Novels and Manga, 2018
    • Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Graphic Novels & Comics, 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
    • Notable Books for a Global Society, 2019
    • NPR Best Books, 2018
    • Prix du Festival d'Angoul√™me for Prix jeunesse, 2019
    • Publisher's Weekly Best Young Adult Book, 2018
    • Rainbow Book List, 2019
    • Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award Nominee, 2020
    • Rhode Island Teen Book Award Nominee, 2020
    • School Library Journal Best Books, Literary Type: Graphic Novels, 2018
    • School Library Journal Best Nonfiction Books, 2018
    • Washington Post 10 Best Graphic Novels, 2018
    • YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2019
    • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2019
    • No additional awards known of as of 10/1/2020. Please contact this project's researchers if you are aware of an award not listed.


  • Number of Pages: 276
  • Recommended Grade Level: 7-12
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Publisher: First Second, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press
  • ISBN: 9781250159854

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