Welcome to Children's Corner book reviews from 4MBS Classic Radio FM in Brisbane. Here you will find short annotations of the children's books reviewed by Kerry Neary in Children's Corner on 4MBS, together with the details you need to find them at your favourite bookstore. Any prices shown are the publisher's Australian recommended price and may vary depending on where you shop. You are welcome to use these reviews for newsletters and the like with appropriate acknowledgement.

Feb 22, 2016

The Nutcracker

Retold by Margrete Lamond, ill. Ritva Voutila
Little Hare Books [Hardie Grant Egmont]
ISBN: 9781742977782
RRP: $24.95

This retelling focuses on the romantic storyline between Marie and the Nutcracker King and reduces her wonderland journey across his kingdom almost completely. The writing is elegant; the illustrations are lavish, richly detailed and colourful, strongly reminiscent of Victorian style in a bejewelled setting. This is a truly beautiful book.