Author(s): Jane Ray
The ultimate children's gift edition of the beloved classic ballet story, The Nutcracker.
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.
Retold simply and lyrically, with enchanting illustrations that capture all the joy and excitement of Christmas, this beautiful book from award-winning book-maker Jane Ray, this is the ultimate contemporary edition of everyone's favourite Christmas ballet story!
Exquisitely drawn retelling of this mouth-watering Christmas story, perfectly balanced between contemporary and classic Metro 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 Surrey Advertiser Jane Ray's vibrant illustrations reinvigorate another seasonal classic Cork Evening Echo
Jane Ray's truly exquisite artwork has gained acclaim both in the UK and internationally. She is one of the most talented and distinctive illustrators in the children's book world and regularly exhibits her work at various galleries. Jane won the Smarties Prize with The Story of Creation; The Story of Christmas was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award; and A Balloon for Grandad was shortlisted for the Mother Goose Award. Jane's recent books for Orchard include the delightful and original fairy tale The Apple-Pip Princess, the heartwarming The Dolls' House Fairy and the fabulously festive Twelve Days of Christmas. Jane lives in London.