The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Sugar Plum Fairy
Publisher: Picture Corgi
The Fairytale Hairdresser series provides the opportunity for re-tellings of several well-known fairytales, and the inclusion of Hoffman's The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, best known through Tchaikovsky's ballet, will particularly interest girls who are already fascinated by fashion and dance.
Kittie Lacey is the hairdresser in a fairytale village, and everyone is preparing for a performance of the Winter Ballet. Gradually the characters from The Nutcracker story appear, Prince Armand is found to be missing, and Kittie and her friends visit the Kingdom of Sweets before the mystery is solved.
With a sparkly pink cover, and action-packed, fashion-filled, highly-decorative pages, this is likely to engage visually, and may encourage young readers to explore the original story and the ballet.