The Princess in Black

The Princess in Black
Written by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, Illustrated by LeUyen Pham

While having hot cocoa with the Duchess, Princess Magnolia must sneak away to fight monsters as her alter ego the Princess in Black.

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What exciting adventures Princess Magnolia has in The Princess in Black! Fortunately, she has the ability to change from her Victorian-style dress before she saves the day. Illustrator LeUyen Pham draws both Princess Magnolia and the Duchess Wigtower in Victorian-style dresses. These dresses were heavy, tight, and incredibly bulky. Fashion and clothing styles have changed over the years and centuries. Learn more on the Sew In Season fashion blog.

Questions for Discussion:

  • Describe what you see.
  • What do you notice first?
  • What can you learn from examining this image?

Book Cover and Summary: Follett
Victorian Dress image: Sew In Season fashion blog