Marie, the Nutcracker Prince, and the Sugar Plum Fairy will enchant readers in this freshly imagined holiday classic by New York Times bestseller Mary Engelbreit, now in paper-over-board format for the first time. On Christmas Eve, Marie receives a wooden nutcracker from her beloved uncle. Then something magical happens . . . her toy nutcracker transforms into a handsome prince and whisks Marie off to the fantastical Toyland on a winter adventure she’ll never forget. Mary Engelbreit’s delightful interpretation of the timeless Christmas story makes this Nutcracker truly beautiful to behold.
This is a memorable, classic version of the Nutcracker. The illustrations are colorful and dreamy and include lots of holiday details that make the book very festive and bright.
<p>Mary Engelbreit grew up studying the illustrations in the vintage storybooks of her mother’s own childhood, and she developed a unique style that harkens back to those simpler times. She has authored and illustrated several <em>New York Times</em> bestselling titles, including <em>The Night Before Christmas</em>, <em>Mary Engelbreit’s Mother Goose</em>, and <em>Mary Engelbreit’s A Merry Little Christmas</em>. Mary’s distinctive images have made her a celebrity to millions. Her designs can be found on gift items, calendars, books, fabrics, and more. </p>