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Nutcracker Noel: Story

3.95  ·  Rating Details ·  39 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
A young girl who has dreamed of dancing in a real ballet learns to be content with the role she is given.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published February 1st 2000 by Di Capua (first published January 1st 1993)
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Julia
Mar 15, 2013 Julia rated it really liked it
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This book was great! The pictures really showed the characters attitudes and the drawings were lovely, great depictions of what was occurring in the main character, Noel's, mind. When she was dreaming about being a star the picture showed her looking at herself in the mirror as the star of a real ballet. As well, when she was dreaming about being a tree the picture showed her snug in her bed surround by a forrest. The picture of her as the tree in the Nutcracker with snow falling and the main ...more
Concetta Kellough
Sep 09, 2016 Concetta Kellough rated it it was amazing
Great illustrations. It has a good moral-sometimes you don't realize how good you have it.
Elise
Oct 27, 2013 Elise rated it it was amazing
As I child, my family and I would always involve The Nutcracker suite in our holiday celebrations. This book was no exception. Noel tries out for The Nutcracker and doesn't get the part she wants- instead, she's cast as a tree. She cannot believe her bad luck, and to make matters worse, she is teased by the other girls in her ballet troupe because of it. However, her ballet instructor is able to help Noel see why she made Noel a tree and inspires her to be the best she can.

Beautiful story and t
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Aug 02, 2007 JustOneMoreBook.com rated it it was amazing
Snappy dialogue and hilariously realistic body language bring to life a story that clearly illustrates the magic of a carefully crafted perspective. Generously sprinkled with subtle humour (for both adult and child), this is a year round family favourite.

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The Brothers
Noel is a girl who wants to play one of a doll in the Nutcracker ballet her dance school is performing. She gets the part of a tree. She tries to convince her teacher to change her role, and deals with a snotty classmate with an over-fawning mother.

Illustrations are okay.

Got this book after the boys had seen The Nutcracker at the Popejoy Schooltime Series.
Sammy
I thought thought that this was a good book for children reaching their dreams. Noel starts off as an unhappy child and grows as a ballerina finally achieving her dream at the end of the book. The illustrations create a feeling of really knowing Noel.
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Lesson: You can't always be the star of the show
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