The Nutcracker comes alive in this pop-up adaptation of the classic holiday tale. From ballrooms to battles, from boats to ballets, you'll follow along on a fabulous magical journey with Marie and her beloved Christmas gift. Seven brightly-illustrated and dynamic spreads of pop-ups and interactive elements tell the tale of The Nutcracker like never before. From award-winning paper engineer Yevgeniya Yeretskaya, this version of The Nutcracker appeals to a wide audience, and is sure to become a Christmas classic. The Nutcracker has been awarded the Gold medal in the 2018 Moonbeam Awards' Book Arts / Pop-Up / Cut Out category. The Moonbeam Awards recognize exemplary children's books and their creators, honoring authors, illustrators, and publishers worldwide.
Yevgeniya Yeretskaya is a Ukrainian-born artist who specializes in paper creations. She is an award winning illustrator, designer and paper engineer, recognized for her work with pop-up books and greeting cards. Yevgeniya has a BFA in Communications Design with focus in Illustration from Pratt Institute in New York, and has dedicated her career to storytelling through movable books that charm and engage the imagination of children and those young at heart. Yevgeniya is the Director of Paper Engineering at Up With Paper and Jumping Jack Press. Neiko Ng is an Illustrator whose work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators. She's inspired by the world of color, nature, and animals that surrounds her. She loves her corgi so much that she includes her dog in many of her art pieces. Her first book illustrated with Jumping Jack Press was Woodland Christmas. Jessica Southwick is the author of Barnacle Carnival and The Mitten: A Classic Pop-Up Folktale, both Jumping Jack Press titles. She is a writer/illustrator/designer, and runs her creative studio from a small town in coastal Connecticut. Jessica lives with her husband, son, and ornery cat in a house filled with books, toys, and pictures.