A Dancer's Dream by Katherine Woodfine
Illustrated by Lizzy Stewart
In this dreamy and dazzling retelling of the much-loved Christmas tale, The Nutcracker, creative duo Katherine Woodfine and illustrator Lizzy Stewart whisk you away to the beautiful, snowy setting of St. Petersburg and brings to life the inspiring story behind the first ever performance of The Nutcracker.
When young ballerina Stana is chosen to play the lead role of Clara in Tchaikovsky’s new ballet, The Nutcracker, all her dreams come true. But with all eyes looking at her, can Stana overcome her nerves and dance like she’s never danced before?
Determination, dedication and the true spirit of Christmas lie at the heart of this festival tale, but it's Woodfine's craft at seamlessly blending imagination with fact, paired perfectly with Stewart's glorious vision, that's the winning showstopper.
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12 Days of Christmas by Lara Hawthorne
Lara Hawthorne effortlessly breathes new life and magic into the favourite Christmas poem, The Twelve Days of Christmas.
Beautifully illustrated, each spread is adorned with the spirit and joy of Christmas, and little readers will delight in searching for each of the Christmassy elements in the bustling, colourful scenes.
With a final page on the history behind the carol, 12 Days of Christmas is the perfect festive read! Check out Lara's other title in her The Christmas Choir, Silent Night!