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Children's Fiction Christmas & Advent

The Woodland Nutcracker

illustrated by Frances Tyrrell & Frances Tyrell

by (author) Avril Tyrrell & Avril Tyrell

Key Porter Books
Initial publish date
Oct 2006
Christmas & Advent, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2006
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On Christmas Eve, Clara's handsome, carved Nutcracker Bear grows before her eyes into a live fur-and-claws bear. He takes her hand in his and leads her on a fantastical voyage to the palace of Ursa Major.
Avril Tyrell's light and evocative prose remains true to the original Nutcracker story, and Frances Tyrell's gorgeous animals and woodland settings--full of stunning detail and vibrant colour--combine to make The Woodland Nutcracker a true children's Christmas classic, sure to be enjoyed again and again.
“Avril Tyrrell retells the familliar Nutcracker in an ursine cottage context, made magical by Frances Tyrrell's superb illustrations, whose borders reflect the surrounding woodland and the creatures that inhabit it. “a classic in the making.” “
“?a great Christmas story retold by Avril Tyrrell?filled with great pictures by Frances Tyrrell.” “Sarah's Stars
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About the authors

Frances Tyrrell lives and works in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. Her other books include Woodland Nutcracker (Key Porter) and Woodland Christmas (Scholastic Canada). She has been short-listed twice for the Governor General's Award for children's illustration.

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AVRIL TYRRELL lives in Oakville, Ontario. She has collaborated with her daughter on several books, including Grandmother’s Tree.

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