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The Time-Traveling Fashionista at the Palace of Marie Antoinette

By Bianca Turetsky (Trade Paperback, 2013)
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?

  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $9.00 US/$10.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316105354

    • On Sale Date: 11/05/2013

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    • Imprint: Poppy

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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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?

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.
  • "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 ).

  • Praise for 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 for those as fashion-focused as Louise." (PW).

  • "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.  It whisked me back in time to an era of impeccable manners, glamorous people, and of course, gorgeous clothes.  Debut author Bianca Turetsky has begun an amazing new series." (Joanna Philbin, author of the Daughters series on The Time-Traveling Fashionista On Board the Titanic).

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The Time-Traveling Fashionista at the Palace of Marie Antoinette
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $9.00 US/$10.00 CAN
  • Pages: 272
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316105354
  • On Sale Date: 11/05/2013
The Time-Traveling Fashionista at the Palace of Marie Antoinette