Rose’s Dress of Dreams


Young Rose dreams of sewing stunning dresses for the women of Paris. But when a chance encounter with royalty changes her life, Rose must draw on all her skills to create the most breathtaking dress of them all.

Inspired by the life of Rose Bertin, the woman credited with inventing haute-couture, this is a story to inspire bold girls and boys everywhere.

Illustrated by Kate Pankhurst, and published by Barrington Stoke as part of the Little Gems series, this book will be published in April 2018.

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Praise for Rose’s Dress of Dreams

‘Evocative and inspiring’ – Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

‘…vivid descriptions of Paris in the 1700s are brought to glorious life by dynamic illustrations… Woodfine has written an evocative and inspiring story in which her heroine determines to walk her own path’ – Children’s Books Ireland, Bold Girls Reading Guide

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Announcing Rose’s Dress of Dreams

Introducing a new book inspired by a real-life pioneer of fashion, with illustrations by Kate Pankhurst