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The Story of the Nutcracker Ballet

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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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Jessi
Sep 20, 2015 Jessi rated it it was amazing
A total biased review based on my childhood love for this book:
In the little town I grew up in, every Christmas the second grade class got a special field trip to the Nutcracker ballet. It was something that, my second grade year, I looked forward to SO much! The day came and I remember my mom had bought me a beautiful black crushed velvet dress to wear. Suddenly, I was itching and covered in red dots; chicken pox! It was terrible and I was unbelievably sad to have missed out on that evening wi
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Jen
Mar 03, 2011 Jen rated it liked it
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
Dec 13, 2014 K.Fontes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great introduction to the Nutcracker for 4 and 5 year olds.
Melanie
Dec 13, 2008 Melanie rated it really liked it
Shelves: children, christmas
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.
Lauren Brown
Oct 03, 2013 Lauren Brown rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
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.
Marita
Jan 01, 2011 Marita rated it liked it
Shelves: ya-c, christmas
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!
Melissa
Dec 18, 2015 Melissa rated it really liked it
Always loved this!
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