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The Nutcracker

Written by Geraldine McCaughrean

Illustrated by Kristina Swarner

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A retelling of the story of Marie, who is given a special nutcracker doll for Christmas. The nutcracker comes alive, turns into a handsome prince, and the marvellous adventures begin.

The Nutcracker Synopsis

The glittering Nutcracker fairytale is retold by award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean in this magical novelty book. A beautiful retelling of the story of Marie, who is given a special nutcracker doll for Christmas. The nutcracker comes alive, turns into a handsome prince, and the marvellous adventures begin. Turn the pages and watch as each enchanting scene springs to life in this lavishly illustrated Christmas gift book. The die-cut cover reveals exquisite cut-paper layers and a pop-up character in an enchanting interior backdrop.

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ISBN: 9781786030689
Publication date: 05/10/2017
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781406367881
Publication date: 01/10/2015
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781406340426
Publication date: 04/10/2012
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406340426
Publication date: 4th October 2012
Author: Geraldine McCaughrean
Illustrator: Kristina Swarner
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 24 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers

About Geraldine McCaughrean

Geraldine McCaughrean is one of today's most successful and highly regarded children's authors. She has won the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children's Book Award (three times), the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Smarties Bronze Award (four times) and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award. Geraldine lives in Berkshire with her husband, daughter and golden retriever, Daisy. Read more about the author here. Anne Fine on Geraldine McCaughrean: 'I reckon Geraldine McCaughrean knocks the socks off every other children's writer today. Everything she does is different and everything works – look at her list of prizes. She must write ...

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