Friday, November 2, 2012

November Book of the Month: The Time Traveling Fashionista at the Palace of Marie Antoinette


Author:  Bianca Turetsky

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
 
Publication date: 9/18/2012
 
Pages: 272
 
Age range: 8 - 12 Years


About the Book: 

What if a beautiful dress could take you back in time?

Louise Lambert's best friend's thirteenth birthday party is fast approaching, so of course the most important question on her mind is, "What am I going to wear?!" Slipping on an exquisite robin's egg blue gown during another visit to the mysterious Traveling Fashionista Vintage Sale, Louise finds herself back in time once again, swept up in the glory of palace life, fancy parties, and enormous hair as a member of the court of France's most infamous queen, Marie Antoinette.

But between cute commoner boys and glamorous trips to Paris, life in the palace isn't all cake and couture. Can Louise keep her cool-and her head!-as she races against the clock to get home?

Meet the Author:

Bianca Turetsky is the author of the stylish, tween-friendly Time-Traveling Fashionista series. After graduating from Tufts University, Bianca began work for the artist/filmmaker Julian Schnabel, where she has been running his studio for the past eight years and was an assistant on the Academy Award nominated film, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. She currently lives in a cozy studio apartment in Brooklyn, New York, that houses her very extensive and much loved vintage collection. The third book in her series, The Time-Traveling Fashionista and Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile, will be released in Fall 2013.

What people are saying:

“Turetsky delivers her enjoyable history lesson through the eyes of a girl who knows every major and minor fashion designer, a character sure to appeal to her target audience, as will the time-traveling theme. Appealing illustrations aid readers’ imaginations.”-KIRKUS
 
about the first book in the series, THE TIME-TRAVELING FASHIONISTA ON BOARD THE TITANIC
 
“Turetsky’s debut breezily incorporates past and current pop culture references; with a spunky main character and breathless descriptions of glamorous clothing, it’s entertaining wish fulfillment …” -Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
“Bottom line: totally recommend! Plus, the pencil sketches of gowns throughout the book give it a very reading-your-awesome-best-friend’s-diary feel.” –Seventeen Magazine

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