The Nutcracker In Harlem by T. E. McmorrowThe Nutcracker In Harlem by T. E. Mcmorrow

The Nutcracker In Harlem

byT. E. McmorrowIllustratorJames Ransome

Hardcover | September 26, 2017

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A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year!

This jazz-inspired reinvention of The Nutcracker is a worthy tribute to the dreamlike wonder and magic of the Christmas season.

In this original retelling, set in New York City during the height of the Harlem Renaissance, one little girl finds her voice as a musician thanks to her enchanting adventures with a magical toy.

This quintessential holiday tale is brought to vivid life by debut picture book author T. E. McMorrow and Coretta Scott King Award-winning illustrator James Ransome. An author’s note at the end provides additional information about the history of the Harlem Renaissance, and about the author’s inspiration for this musical retelling.

T. E. McMorrow belongs to the third generation of writers in his family. A journalist and playwright, he is also a member of the Drama Desk in New York City. Many years ago, he worked as a stagehand for the Dance Theatre of Harlem, an experience that helped plant the first seeds of inspiration for The Nutcracker in Harlem. Mr. McMorrow...
Title:The Nutcracker In HarlemFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11 × 10 × 0.25 inPublished:September 26, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061175986

ISBN - 13:9780061175985


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful Version of The Nutcracker A lovely retelling of The Nutcracker...but this one is set in Harlem with references to musical greats at the time. Gorgeous illustrations and a lovely version of this classic story.
Date published: 2018-06-01

Editorial Reviews

“This is a fine addition to the canon of retellings of the E.T.A. Hoffmann tale and the perennially favorite holiday ballet.”