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The Nutcracker Doll

3.64  ·  Rating Details ·  33 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Finally, the perfect gift for any girl who loves ballet.

Tutus, stage lights, and tights-wearing mice - a girl's giddy first experience dancing in THE NUTCRACKER is celebrated for all to share. For a young dancer, everything about "The Nutcracker" is thrilling, from auditions to opening night. Readers experience it all with Kepley as she dances before judges, goes to rehear
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Arthur A. Levine Books
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Dec 07, 2014 Russell rated it liked it
A sweetly naive look into the competitive world of ballet. Luckily, the tale ends before backstabbing or self-abuse.
Mar 08, 2009 Adam rated it liked it
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This one will be loved by any little girl who has dream of being a ballerina! It is a good match for the older preschooler, but the topic appeal to little ballerina's enough that it doesn't have to be a perfect match.

Expertly done illustrations will inspire little dancers to strike their own ballerina poses, and the text is straightforward. In the story the little girl tries out for the Nutcracker and earns the role of the doll. The author does a nice job of acknowledging that the disappointment
Jan 23, 2013 Kat rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s
We see briefly as Kepley watches the Nutcracker and works really hard so she can try out for the next years play.
When she tries out she gets a part as a doll, not the main character, but we follow her as she practices cheerfully and loves every minute of it.

I was very impressed with this book; it's a good example of how you don't have to be the star.

Kepley does her best and knows that her role is important even if she isn't dancing. The book also describes well the excitement of being on stag
Dec 08, 2007 Joenna rated it it was amazing
Shelves: preschool
A twist of the Nutcracker. A little girl wants to be in the Nutcracker ballet. The story takes you through her auditions, dress rehersals, performances, and final bow. Cute illustrations, good for preschool.
Jan 02, 2016 Lacey rated it it was amazing
I read this one three times to my daughter. It is definitely one of her favorite books. I might have to look into buying it for her since we borrowed it from the library.
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I thought it was a bit of a shame, her roll in the performance. Otherwise it was cute.
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Cute story & pretty pictures
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