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This is a middle grade novel about a group of mice that lives in the same ballet theater that will put on the very first production of the Nutcracker. These mice have their own theater within those same walls and are preparing to put on their own production of the Nutcracker. But they fear the story will not go well with their mice viewers, so a young dancer must try to save this production and put a new spin on this story.
This was a cute read. I started my holiday season with this book and I thought it was a well written story.
Esmeralda is a young mouse who loves to dance. She might be the most polished dancer but her heart lives for this theater and this production.
She was filled with so much hope that was inspiring. What truly captivated me, was her determination. Esmeralda put in the work to get better. She was constantly practicing when she wasn’t making new friends and finding backdrops and costumes.
She was a wonderful character for this delightful story that captured the joy of this ballet.
I gave this book an A.
I devour worlds with each new book. I am making up for lost time as a late bloomer of the reading world.