Accessible children’s publisher Barrington Stoke is edition a story desirous by a loyal story of a “fashion pioneer” during a justice of Marie Antoinette, Rose Bertin.
Written “with an evocative clarity of period” by Katherine Woodfine, author of a Sinclair’s Mysteries array (Egmont), and “further enriched by uninformed and pleasing full-colour illustrations” by Kate Pankhurst of Fantastically Great Women who Changed a World (Bloomsbury). Rose’s Dress of Dreams is betrothed to be a “celebration of a conspicuous colonize of conform during a justice of Marie Antoinette”, desirous by a real-life creator of haute couture.
The book will be published in Apr 2018 in Barrington Stoke’s renouned Little Gems array that are billed a “chapter books designed for small readers who still have their ‘L-plates’ on”, to assistance them make a burst from design books to reading fiction.
World rights were acquired by Barrington Stoke editor Emma Hargrave from Louise Lamont during LBA Books on interest of Woodfine, and from Hannah Whitty during Plum Pudding Illustration Agency on interest of Pankhurst.
Young Rose dreams of sewing overwhelming dresses for a women of Paris, a content reads. But when a possibility confront with kingship changes her life, Rose contingency emanate a “most breath-taking dress of them all”. Inspired by a life of Rose Bertin, a lady credited with inventing haute couture, Barrington Stoke described it as a story “to enthuse confidant girls and boys everywhere”.
Hargrave said: “Katherine’s adore of investigate led her to stories of fascinating immature women in a justice of Marie Antoinette.
“Kate Pankhurst is eminent for her portraits of womanlike pioneers, and her energetic design ideally evokes a life and times of Rose Bertin, a lady who cumulative her possess dreams and enabled others to live theirs.”
She added: “Rose’s Dress of Dreams really is a beautiful dream of a book – inspirational, engaging, and as well-crafted as a vast fashions it describes.”
The Clockwork Sparrow author Woodfine, who has formerly worked during BookTrust, said: “As shortly as we detected Rose’s story, we was perplexed by a thought of this dynamic immature girl, forging a new trail for herself in 18th century Paris – and going on to change a march of conform history. I’ve prolonged been an suitor of Kate Pankhurst’s beautiful illustrations and I’m anxious to have a possibility to work with her.”
Pankhurst said: “I’m a outrageous fan of Katherine’s writing, she has such a talent for formulating a clarity of story and place in her stories, so we jumped during a possibility to illustrate this title. Historical novella is such a good approach for immature readers to try a past and I’m quite looking brazen to recreating Katherine’s clear descriptions of a overwhelming fashions seen in France in a late 1700s.”
The artist, who is a successor of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst, recently inked a two-book understanding with Bloomsbury. Fantastically Great Women Who Made History will be published in Feb 2018.
- Barrington Stoke
- Katherine Woodfine
- Kate Pankhurst