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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Crawford County.

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Crawford County Library-Steelville YAF LIM (Text) 33431000587897 New YA Fiction Available -

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General Note:
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
Disguising herself as a boy to compete for the position of imperial tailor, Maia must somehow complete the impossible task of sewing three magic gowns for the emperor's bride-to-be from the sun's laughter, the moon's tears, and the blood of stars."On the fringes of the Great Spice Road, Maia Tamarin works as a seamstress in the shop of her father, once a tailor of renown. She dreams of becoming the greatest tailor in the land, but as a girl, the best she can hope for is to marry well. When a royal messenger summons her ailing father to court, Maia poses as his son and travels to the Summer Palace in his place. She knows her life is forfeit if her secret is discovered, but she'll take that risk to save her family from ruin and achieve her dream of becoming the imperial tailor. There's just one catch: Maia is one of twelve tailors vying for the job. The competition is cutthroat, and Maia's job is further complicated by the unwelcome attention of the court enchanter, Edan, who seems to see straight through her disguise. But nothing could have prepared her for the final challenge: to sew three gowns so dangerously beautiful it will take a quest to the ends of the earth to complete them."-- Dust jacket.
Target Audience Note:
12-17 years
HL690L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5 15 505252.
Subject: Sex role > Fiction.
Impersonation > Fiction.
Women tailors > Fiction.
Contests > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.

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