A perfect picture book for children wanting to discover the magic of the Nutcracker. Marie awoke to the sound of the clock striking midnight. She looked up at the Christmas tree. It seemed to be growing taller and taller... Follow Marie on her magical Christmas Eve adventure in this wonderful retelling of E.T.A Hoffman's original tale. Romina Galotta's artwork brings this classic adaptation to life, creating a sumptuous tale of sugarplum fairies, sparkling lights and secret doorways. It is a book that will spark the imagination and capture the joy and excitement of Christmas for readers of all ages.