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The Time-Traveling Fashionista and Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile

By Bianca Turetsky (Trade Paperback, 2014)
Walk, talk, and dress like an Egyptian.

When Louise Lambert tries on a lavender Grecian gown during a visit to the mysterious Traveling Fashionista Vintage Sale, she feels a familiar tug and falls back in time, arriving at the dusty base of an enormous pyramid. She has landed in ancient Egypt...or has she?

It turns out that Louise is on the legendary Old Hollywood film set of Cleopatra, but her time there is short-lived. Rummaging through the wardrobe tent, Louise gets her hands on a pearl necklace that dates back to 51 BC, and she suddenly finds herself whisked away once more, this time to the ancient city of Alexandria, Egypt. Gold and jewels shimmer in the Egyptian sunlight, but poisonous snakes and dangerous enemies also roam the palace halls. Louise quickly learns that life as a handmaiden to Queen Cleopatra is much more treacherous--and fashionable--than she ever could have imagined.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $10.00 US/$11.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316224901

    • On Sale Date: 12/02/2014

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    • Imprint: Poppy

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Walk, talk, and dress like an Egyptian.

When Louise Lambert tries on a lavender Grecian gown during a visit to the mysterious Traveling Fashionista Vintage Sale, she feels a familiar tug and falls back in time, arriving at the dusty base of an enormous pyramid. She has landed in ancient Egypt...or has she?

It turns out that Louise is on the legendary Old Hollywood film set of Cleopatra, but her time there is short-lived. Rummaging through the wardrobe tent, Louise gets her hands on a pearl necklace that dates back to 51 BC, and she suddenly finds herself whisked away once more, this time to the ancient city of Alexandria, Egypt. Gold and jewels shimmer in the Egyptian sunlight, but poisonous snakes and dangerous enemies also roam the palace halls. Louise quickly learns that life as a handmaiden to Queen Cleopatra is much more treacherous--and fashionable--than she ever could have imagined.

Bianca Turetsky is the author of the stylish Time-Traveling Fashionista series, which has been translated into nine languages. A graduate of Tufts University, Bianca managed the studio of artist/filmmaker Julian Schnabel for the last ten years. She lives in a cozy studio apartment in Brooklyn, New York, that houses her very extensive and much-loved vintage collection.
  • "Continuing her winning strategy of combining history with fashion, Turetsky this time takes her 12-year old heroine to Cleopatra's palace in ancient Egypt. The author delivers another suspenseful and exciting plot that serves as an immersive history lesson for her young audience." ( Kirkus Reviews ).

  • "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... Good fun."
    ( Kirkus Reviews on The Time-Traveling Fashionista at the Palace of Marie Antoinette).

  • "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 for those as fashion-focused as Louise." (PW on The Time-Traveling Fashionista On Board the Titanic).

  • "Using vintage fashion as the trigger,  with descriptions of clothing prettied up by Suy's full-color illustrations of elegant gowns.... the promise of more books to come in a series will please fans." (Booklist).

  • "Debut author Turetsky portrays Louise as a girl caught between childhood fantasies-Louise's closet is 'the only place left where she still felt the nervous anticipation that extraordinary and magical things could happen'-and the reality of growing up.... the novel's message of living life in the moment and accepting oneself provides some counterweight to the detailed fashion montage-presented throughout the book in delicate, color illustrations. Clothes, boys and adventure make for a quick series opener." (Kirkus).

  • "[T]his series opener will no doubt have its fans, and aspiring fashionistas will find themselves fascinated by the forerunners of the catwalk." (BCCB).

  • "...The story begins when Louise, a stylish seventh-grader from Connecticut, tries on a dress at a vintage sale that used to belong to a film star. Then suddenly, she's transported, and becomes a passenger on [a] massively luxurious cruise ship in a sea of glamorous people with gorgeous clothes. The story takes tons of twists and turns as Louise figures out whether her alter-ego can change history and stop the ship from sinking. So, 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.com).

  • "The Time Traveling Fashionista had me under its spell from the first page." (Joanna Philbin, author of the Daughters series on The Time-Traveling Fashionista On Board the Titanic).

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The Time-Traveling Fashionista and Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $10.00 US/$11.00 CAN
  • Pages: 256
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316224901
  • On Sale Date: 12/02/2014
The Time-Traveling Fashionista and Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile