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The Nutcracker Ballet (Step into Reading, Step 3)

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Illus. in full color. In simple, clear language, children can follow the story of the Christmas ballet themselves, from the opening Christmas Eve party scene to the closing scene in which Marie and her Nutcracker prince bid farewell to the Land of the Sweets.
Paperback, 48 pages
Published October 13th 1992 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 1983)
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Elizabeth
It is Christmas Eve and Marie and Fritz are excited for the party. As ususal, Marie's Godfather brings her a neat toy that he has made, a nutcracker. She loves the toy. After everyone has gone to bed, Marie gets back up and goes downstairs. She sees her Godfather and then everything begins to grow. All the toys are the same size as her, so are the mice. The mice and the toys fight because the mice want the Nutcracker. Marie saves the Nutcracker and he becomes a Prince. The Prince takes Marie to ...more
Eva Kelly
Feb 15, 2016 Eva Kelly rated it it was amazing
OK, see, THIS is the Nutcracker book I needed all along. This one is PERFECT because it's dancing and the story WITH dancing, not a lot of soldiers and mice and stuff, but BALLERINAS. Plus it's not too hard.
The only part I didn't get was they said that everything got BIG but didn't Maria just SHRINK? That was what Mimi said. I'll have to check on that part.
I just LOVE this one.
So now we need to see the ballet again. With MIMI!!
Brittany
Dec 10, 2015 Brittany rated it it was amazing
This is the story that started my love of the Nutcracker. Sadly I had forgotten that I read this book when I was young until my son brought this book home the other night for homework. He read it to me and we both enjoyed it.
Julie Unruh
It is a story of a brother and sister getting into fights over their Christmas presents, but the girl's Christmas present is suppose to help her godfather and his nephew. There land, is made of sweets, it would be if Candy Land was an actual place.
Robyn Crystal
Jan 06, 2013 Robyn Crystal rated it liked it
I read this book every year to the kids and also to Joshua's class. One of my favorite parts of Christmas. I only gave it three stars becuase this is a simple children's book, I am sure the original is worth more starts, but haven't read that one yet:)
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Jul 08, 2016 Gina rated it liked it
This is one of the books I have kept and continue to read each year around Christmas time. It is a nice telling of the Nutcracker story.
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