The Cajun Nutcracker

The Cajun Nutcracker

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by Chara Mock, Jean Cassels
     
 

As Merrae dances with her friends and family to the sound of washboards and banjos, her excitement only grows when she receives a Nutcracker from Perrain for Christmas. But later that night, she awakes to find herself surrounded by nutrias and the evil Alligator King. Soon toy soldiers and the heroic Nutcracker come to life and begin to battle the creatures. After

Overview

As Merrae dances with her friends and family to the sound of washboards and banjos, her excitement only grows when she receives a Nutcracker from Perrain for Christmas. But later that night, she awakes to find herself surrounded by nutrias and the evil Alligator King. Soon toy soldiers and the heroic Nutcracker come to life and begin to battle the creatures. After Merrae is saved by the Nutcracker, they sail through the swamp to see the Sugar Cane Fairy, where the air smells sweet with magnolias.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589809789
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/26/2011
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Native New Orleanian Chara Dillon Mock is an education coordinator and ballet teaching artist at the New Orleans Ballet Association. In addition to dancing her first production of The Nutcracker with the New Orleans City Ballet, she performed works with the Jefferson Performing Arts Society, Ballet Hysell, and the University of Kansas Dance Company at the University of Kansas, where she received her BA in dance. Mock has been studying dance for more than three decades. She lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Jean Cassels is a teacher at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts. She attended the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Illinois School of Art & Design, where she received a BA in studio arts. Cassels has received such honors as the Golden Kite Award for Best Illustrated Children's Book and the LSU Giverny Award, among others. She lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Cajun Nutcracker 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Michele_in_La More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful adaptation of the original Nutcracker story. If you have any ties to Louisiana, you will enjoy reading about those things close to your heart. Excellent writing and beautiful illustrations will appeal to both adults and children.