Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award

The Prince and the Dressmaker

on September 21, 2019

The Prince and the Dressmaker. First Second, 2018. $24.99. ISBN 978-1626723634.
A graphic novel with a modern, fairy tale vibe. Prince Sebastien has a secret: at night, he loves to
dress up in fantastic ball gowns and go out on the town as the fashionable Lady Crystallia. Frances
is the lowly seamstress who becomes his special designer. Charming, romantic, joyful and
subversive, this is a story about gender identity, self-expression, family pressure, and the joy of truly
beautiful clothes.


3 Responses to “The Prince and the Dressmaker”

  1. Isabel says:

    I loved the book “the prince and the dressmaker.” It was my favorite because I love fashion.

  2. ELS says:

    I really liked this book, but I couldn’t help asking a couple of questions. I wonder what would have happened if Frances had told Prince Sebastian’s parents that he likes to dress up as a girl? I wonder if Frances would still have made dresses for Sebastian if his identity wasn’t revealed? The Prince and the Dressmaker was one of my favorites!

  3. How is Prince Sebastian different when he is Lady Crystallia? How is he the same?

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