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In this Texas-themed retelling of the classic Nutcracker story, historical details blend with fiction and magic warps reality at Fort Davis. It's December 24, 1883 and Colonel Grierson has brought Centennia a nutcracker who looks just like a Texas soldier! When the clock strikes midnight the goose feather tree grows as she and the broken nutcracker are transported to a magical realm, where the Rattlesnake King attacks and the Bluebonnet Fairy invites her to a fabulous celebration. Dancing denizens of the Land of the Wildflowers entertain them before the nutcracker soldier tucks her under a cozy quilt. An author's note gives a bit of historical context to this charming version of a familiar holiday tale.
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|Publisher:||Arcadia Publishing SC|
|Product dimensions:||8.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Wade Dillon focuses on Texas history every day as a member of the staff at the Alamo. As a self-taught artist, Dillon continues to perfect his craft as an illustrator inside his studio, having illustrated The Alamo from A to Z and Davy Crockett from A to Z for Pelican. When away from his studio, Dillon enjoys watching movies with his lovely wife, Lindsey, eating cheeseburgers with his chubby puppy, Harper, and cosplaying his favorite comic-book villains in his hometown of San Antonio, Texas.