History is full of fascinating stories of colorful characters, but some of the most interesting parts of history are really odd. You have probably seen scenes of government officials with their powdered white wigs, but in 1700s England and high-society in the American colonies, women created towering hairstyles. Decorations such as ships and flowers were sometimes added to their hairdos, especially if attending a big party. Taking hours to create, women used beef tallow and sugar-water to keep their hairdos in place. This fictional account explains a very real fashion trend and the problems it created for women trying to look stylish!
About the Author
Gail Skroback Hennessey taught social studies for more than 33 years. She has authored eight books for teachers and more than 35 books for children.
Steve Cox lives in London, England. He first designed toys and packaging before turning full-time to illustrating.