Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780547845579, 48pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2013
It's Christmastime, and Tallulah finally gets what she's been wishing for a part in a "real"ballet, a professional production of "The Nutcracker." She's only a mouse, but she works as hard as if shehad beencastas the Sugar Plum Fairy.
On the night of the show, everything is perfect. But then disaster strikes Does Tallulah have what it takes to become a real ballerina?
A well-told story, gorgeous illustrations, and a beloved character conspire to make a positivelymagical Christmas book.
Alexandra Boiger grew up in Munich, Germany. After studying graphic design at the Fachhochschule Augsburg, she started to work in Feature Animation for Warner Bros and DreamWorks before transitioning to become an illustrator. Since then, Alexandra has illustrated many picture and chapter books, among them The Magical Animal Adoption Agency and five books about ballerina Tallulah. A new picture book, Max and Marla, marks Alexandra's debut title as both author and illustrator. She lives in Northern California with her husband and daughter. Please visit her at www.alexandraboiger.com.