Author(s): Ann Marie Anderson
When young Clara is given a Nutcracker toy on Christmas Eve, she begins a magical journey to the festive Land of Sweets, meeting the evil Mouse King and the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy on the way. This well-known ballet is retold for younger readers in an edition that is both exciting to read and visually stunning.
Alison Jay is the critically acclaimed illustrator of many picture books, including Christmas Time, Nursery Rhyme Rainbow and Welcome to the Zoo. Her distinctive crackle-varnished artwork also graces her Nursery Collection brand. Forthcoming products include animal wall cards, a concertina frieze and a carry-case of her most popular titles. AnnMarie Anderson is an editor at Dial Books for Young Readers. Contributor location: Alison Jay lives in London, England; AnnMarie Anderson lives in New York, USA.