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Tallulah's Nutcracker


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Marilyn Singer is the author of more than ninety books for children, including three previous books about Tallulah. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Washington, Connecticut, with her husband and several pets. You can visit her at Alexandra Boiger has illustrated many picture and chapter books, among them the books about Tallulah. Originally from Munich, Germany, she now lives with her family in California. Please visit her at


A 2013 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award Winner "Tallulah shines as a real little dancer with her own distinct style, learning step by step."
--Kirkus"With expressive, insouciant watercolor illustrations, ballet terms like 'sissone' sprinkled sparingly throughout the text, and the obligatory glitter-heavy jacket art, this is a charming holiday choice."
--School Library Journal
"As in the previous Tallulah books, Boiger's muted watercolors offer understated elegance, while Singer gingerly addresses how the wisdom of caring adults and role models can bring valuable perspective to a moment of humiliation."
--Publishers Weekly

"An un-sugar-coated, but humorous, portrayal of life in the theater for young dancers--and an encouraging example for any reader."
--The Horn Book Magazine

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