The Nutcracker

Jane Ray

0-5 years
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06 October 2016
32 pages

Retold for young children with enchanting illustrations, this is the perfect introduction to everyone's favourite Christmas ballet story.

Christmas Eve is the most magical night of the year, when the house is scented with wood smoke and spices, and there are secrets under every bed . . .

When the clock strikes midnight, Clara's new Nutcracker doll comes to life and leads her on a thrilling adventure. Battling with the wicked Mouse King and his troops, then journeying to the Kingdom of Sweets with the Sugar Plum Fairy.

With beautiful illustrations from award-winning artist, Jane Ray, this magical picture book captures all the joy and excitement of Christmas.

Exquisitely drawn retelling of this mouth-watering Christmas story, perfectly balanced between contemporary and classic


A beautiful gift edition of this popular Christmas ballet story from the uniquely talented contemporary artist, Jane Ray. Delight in jewel-bright pictures and the stylish, timeless setting, as the story is retold with simple charm, perfect to engage and enchant a new audience

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Jane Ray's vibrant illustrations reinvigorate another seasonal classic

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