A book for girls about dresses but also about following your dream, this very pretty small book is based on the life of Rose Bertin, who made dresses for ladies at the court of Marie Antoinette. Rose dreams of dresses in her poor home in Abbeville, and when a fortune teller says she will become famous for her dresses, she leaves for Paris, finds a job in a dressmaker’s and by a chance encounter with a shy princess finds her way to fortune.
This is beautifully put together with illustrations by Kate Pankhurst and would delight young girls who like pretty things, but it does tell of how a woman in the 18th century set herself a path to follow and made her dream come true by hard work. So not a bad message for young eyes to read! It is 7+ and could be easily used for less able readers as it so attractive to hold.