Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Mary Engelbreit's Nutcracker
I've looked long and hard for a picture book of The Nutcracker that fulfilled the expectations of my childhood imaginings.
Over thirty years ago, my dance teacher and our moms escorted a bunch of little girls to see The Nutcracker ballet in Tulsa. I'd never seen anything so magical. The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy made a lasting impression.
My mother bought me a nutcracker ornament that day. The fur is sparse. The nose is gone. But I still love my nutcracker prince as much as any little girl.
Click here to see a few pages of Mary Engelbreit's beautifully illustrated version of the story. You won't be disappointed.