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HAPPY RELEASE DAY: A Special ILLUSTRATED Edition of WinterDream, by Chantal Gadoury

T'was the week before Christmas,

When all through the Parliament hideout,

Not a creature was stirring—not even a mouse...

Our favorite retelling of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King is back with a brand new cover, and illustrations to match!

That's right, Chantal Gadoury's WinterDream, first released in November 2018, has been illustrated by none other than the talented Kathryn Thompson.

This Christmas Eve… no creature was stirring…Except, maybe, a mouse. At long last, can true love break the Nutcracker’s curse? For Clara Stahlbaum, this Christmas means the end of her youth. A daughter of the aristocracy, Clara is expected to give up her dreams of adventures and the extraordinary for more normal days as the wife of a cruel Viscount.

But when magical Uncle Drosselmeyer returns with his wondrous, dancing contraptions, and one...special gift for Clara, she is beckoned to the land of Winter Dream, where she is thrust into the greatest adventure of her wildest dreams. But will she be able to break the Nutcracker's curse? Uncle Drosselmeyer’s apprentice, Anton, is handsome as he is mysterious. But what is it about him Clara finds so alluring?

Winterdream is a phenomenal retelling of The Nutcracker from the eyes of Clara Stahlbaum with all the magic of the Holiday season. If you loved S. Jae-Jones’ Wintersong, you’ll fall in love with this stunning tale of love, war, redemption, and Christmas magic. Read it now!

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