In light of our special ILLUSTRATED edition WinterDream release yesterday, we were lucky enough to have author Chantal Gadoury share her dream cast (and production crew) for her spin on the tale of Clara and the Nutcracker Prince!

If you're not familiar with the story of The Nutcracker (which, if you're not—WinterDream is a lovely introduction to), here is each cast member from the top row, left to right:

Mouse King, Clara, Uncle Drosselmeyer

Lady Irina, Viscount Yakov Petrayaev

Marzipan, Anton, Masha

And the Nutcracker himself, of course—