Back cover copy:
It is the night before Christmas!
When Marie receives a handsome wooden Nutcracker from her dear uncle, she's thrilled. But under the richly decorated tree that night, something magical happens . . . and when her toy Nutcracker transforms into a handsome Prince, Marie is whisked off to Toyland for a winter adventure she'll never forget!
The Nutcracker is one of the world's favorite holiday stories, and Mary Engelbreit offers her vision of that joyful night, creating a picture book filled with movement and vibrant detail that even the youngest child will enjoy.
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.