Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Tallulah's Nutcracker

by Alexandra Boiger, Marilyn Singer

Just in time for Christmas, Tallulah is about to get her fondest wish--a starring role in a real production of The Nutcracker!

Format: Hardcover
ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780547845579
ISBN-10: 054784557X
Pages: 48
Publication Date: 10/01/2013
Carton Quantity: 16
Grade Level: P,K,1,2,3

It’s Christmastime, and Tallulah finally gets what she’s been wishing for—a part in a real ballet, a professional production of The Nutcracker. She’s only a mouse, but she works as hard as if she had been cast as the Sugar Plum Fairy.

On the night of the show, everything is perfect. But then disaster strikes! Does Tallulah have what it takes to become a real ballerina?

A well-told story, gorgeous illustrations, and a beloved character conspire to make a positively magical Christmas book.

Alexandra Boiger

Alexandra Boiger has illustrated many picture and chapter books, among them the Mrs. Piggle Wiggle books andfive books about Tallulah. Originally from Munich, Germany, she now lives in California. Please visit her at www.alexandraboiger.com. Read More

Marilyn Singer

Marilyn Singer is the author of more than one hundred books for children, including the Tallulah books. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Washington, Connecticut. For more information, please visit: www.marilynsinger.net. Read More

A 2013 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award Winner



"Tallulah shines as a real little dancer with her own distinct style, learning step by step."

"With expressive, insouciant watercolor illustrations, ballet terms like 'sissone' sprinkled sparingly throughout the text, and the obligatory glitter-heavy jacket art, this is a charming holiday choice."
School Library Journal

"As in the previous Tallulah books, Boiger's muted watercolors offer understated elegance, while Singer gingerly addresses how the wisdom of caring adults and role models can bring valuable perspective to a moment of humiliation."
Publishers Weekly

"An un-sugar-coated, but humorous, portrayal of life in the theater for young dancers--and an encouraging example for any reader."
The Horn Book Magazine