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Walk, talk, and dress like an Egyptian.
When Louise Lambert tries on a lavender Grecian gown during a visit to the mysterious Traveling Fashionista Vintage Sale, she feels a familiar tug and falls back in time, arriving at the dusty base of an enormous pyramid. She has landed in ancient Egypt...or has she?
It turns out that Louise is on the legendary Old Hollywood film set of Cleopatra , but her time there is short-lived. Rummaging through the wardrobe tent, Louise gets her hands on a pearl necklace that dates back to 51 BC, and she suddenly finds herself whisked away once more, this time to the ancient city of Alexandria, Egypt. Gold and jewels shimmer in the Egyptian sunlight, but poisonous snakes and dangerous enemies also roam the palace halls. Louise quickly learns that life as a handmaiden to Queen Cleopatra is much more treacherous--and fashionable--than she ever could have imagined.


Author Notes

Bianca Turetsky is the author of the stylish Time-Traveling Fashionista series, which has been translated into nine languages. A graduate of Tufts University, Bianca managed the studio of artist/filmmaker Julian Schnabel for the last ten years. She lives in a cozy studio apartment in Brooklyn, New York, that houses her very extensive and much-loved vintage collection.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-Calling all fashionistas! Fans of this series and those new to it will enjoy this installment, which takes 12-year-old Louise Lambert to the land of the pyramids. Louise, a devoted fan of vintage clothing, is excited about finding the perfect dress for an upcoming party to welcome her crush and his family to town. Followers of the series know better than to believe that a trip to the Traveling Fashionista Vintage Sale will end simply with a great outfit. When Louise tries on a Grecian frock, she is transported first to the set of her favorite classic movie, Cleopatra. It is from there that her adventure truly begins with the discovery of a pearl necklace. When she tries it on, she finds herself in ancient Alexandria as a servant to Cleopatra. Here, instead of worrying about her next history exam, she worries about helping the famed queen evade sinister murder plots. Can Louise keep history as is it should be and return to her present-day life unharmed? Turetsky blends history with fashion and the normal happenings of a seventh grader seamlessly, making Louise's adventures intriguing and even believable. The beautiful, full-color illustrations of the fashion pieces are woven into the book and bring the story to life. Readers will be hard pressed not to want to learn more about Cleopatra after finishing this story and will anxiously wait to see where Louise's sartorial choices will take her next.-Betsy Davidson, Cortland Free Library, NY (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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