Author(s): James Mayhew
Join Ella Bella Ballerina as she twirls into the enchanting world of The Nutcracker ballet with its magical dancing snowflakes, tantalising swirling sweets and, of course, the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy. But can Ella Bella help the Nutcracker to defeat his arch enemy, the wicked Mouse King? James Mayhew's richly detailed storytelling and his exquisite, retro art-style make this book perfect for all would-be prima ballerinas. The final page is devoted to ballet facts, so children can learn about the original ballet The Nutcracker.
James created his first Katie book Katie's Picture Show over twenty years ago as a way to share his enthusiasm for art with children. His series of Katie books are much-loved and respected as an early introduction to art. Ella Bella Ballerina and The Sleeping Beauty was James's first title featuring the adorable ballerina, which was quickly followed by the glorious Ella Bella and Cinderella and Ella Bella and Swan Lake. All three titles have been illustrated using the same delightfully retro art style. James lives in Letchworth, Hertfordshire with his wife and son.