Just in time for Christmas and the traditional ballet “The Nutcracker” is a new children’s book by Storyteller “Country Joe” Rosier and beautifully illustrated by Shirley Cannon. All young dancers and performer,s as well as their parents will love Christina’s diligent practice and her belief in doing her best. The encouraging words of her “Papa” that she “Should perform as if you were performing for the king”.
All little girls love The Nutcracker – especially Christina. Ever since Mama and Papa first take her to see Tchaikovsky’s ballet in the little village of Bjorn, Sweden, she dreams of dancing the part of Clara. Each year, as she is given a different role, a mouse, a candy cane, a snowflake, a little Chinese dancer, a flower, she practices and practices. And each year she tries to do what Papa always tells her, “Perform as if you were performing for the King!”
Find out how Christina’s dream finally comes true in a way she could never imagine! This is the perfect gift for every little girl who is working hard to make her own special dream come true.
Authentic Swedish costumes and setting add to the uniqueness of this Nutcracker.