Inspired by the life of Rose Bertin, Katherine Woodfine’s stunning Little Gem is written with an evocative sense of period furthered by fresh and beautiful full-colour illustrations by Kate Pankhurst.
Young Rose dreams of sewing beautiful 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.
Based on the life of Rose Bertin, the woman credited with creating haute-couture, this is a story to inspire bold girls everywhere.
Katherine Woodfine is the author of The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow and sequels. She previously worked at Book Trust, ran the YA Literature Convention, and now hosts the children's book radio show Down the Rabbit Hole. She lives in London.
Kate Pankhurst is the author and illustrator of Mariella Mystery Investigates and Fantastically Great Women who Changed the World. When not drawing, Kate runs workshops for children. She lives in Leeds with her dog Olive.