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Illus. in full color. The magic of the beloved ballet is captured in this affordable edition. Art by a Caldecott Honor Book artist complements a succinct narration that is ideal for young children. ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published September 26th 2006 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 1986)
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Jen
I freaking love the Nutcracker ballet, and I was absolutely among the legions of 6-year-old girls who were totally convinced we were going to become prima ballerinas and dance with the Nutcracker and life would be oh so beautiful, thank you.
Ballet didn't happen, of course, but I still love The Nutcracker, and this was a book that I used to read to myself in the parts of the year that weren't Christmas. Reading it now it seems a little...well, kind of rambling, as if it's having a hard time getti
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K.Fontes
Great introduction to the Nutcracker for 4 and 5 year olds.
Melanie
I wanted to introduce my daughter to the story of the Nutcracker because it is something I love about Christmas. I was even going to take her to the ballet and thought this would be a good way to lead up to it. This is a very simplified look at the story of the Nutcracker ballet. Parts are a little wordy for a preschooler and there's a lot of explaining what is going on in the different illustrations with the mouse king, etc.
Tntexas
A visually pretty version of the story with light, bright illustrations. Children young and old will probably enjoy this version since the illustrations aren't very dark and the text isn't extremely long.
Lauren Brown
The Story of the Nutcracker Ballet is a beautiful, classic book about the story everybody knows. The book has beautiful pictures carry the text along and make the story come to life.
Cheryl
A nice introduction for people like me who didn't grow up with the story and don't know anything about it. Clear & concisely explanatory, with charming illustrations
Marita
I am not really into the Nutcracker thing, but this is must know tradition of Christmas. I do love the music that goes with the ballet!
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