A Dancer’s Dream


In snow- covered St. Petersberg, young dancer Stana’s dreams have finally come true – she has been chosen to play the lead role in Tchaikovsky’s new ballet, The Nutcracker.

But with all eyes on her, can Stana overcome her nerves and dance like she’s never danced before…?

Illustrated by Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize winner, Lizzy Stewart, this sumptuous and magical retelling of The Nutcracker will transport you on a journey far beyond the page.

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Praise for A Dancer’s Dream

‘Perfect for all readers who love the world of ballet…¬† a delightful mix of fact and fiction’ – Julia Eccleshare, LoveReading4Kids

‘Lovely, heartfelt’ – BookTrust

A dream read for all young ballerinas! – Lancashire Evening Post

Chosen for The Times and The Sunday Times Children’s Books of the Year 2020

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