The second book that my husband and I are giving our children on Christmas Eve this year is The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffman, illustrated by Gail de Marcken. I love tradition, especially when it comes to Christmas, and this will be the first year that I share the story of The Nutcracker with my daughter. I especially love this version of the story because of the absolutely gorgeous and detailed illustrations. My hope is that reading The Nutcracker and the Mouse King and then going to see it performed at our local theater becomes another tradition in my home.
Giveaway: Two lucky winners will receive their very own copy of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King! To enter, please leave a comment telling me what holiday tradition you’d like to start in your own family this year!