The Nutcracker Doll by Mary Newell DePalma

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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 rehearsals, and stifles giggles as she gets carried offstage by a man dressed as a giant mouse! DePalma expertly takes readers backstage and into the heart of a small dancer as THE NUTCRACKER DOLL captures the magic of theater and the thrill of being part of a great ballet.

About Mary Newell DePalma

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Mary Newell DePalma is an author and illustrator of children’s books. Before Mary was a children's book author and illustrator, she knitted designer sweaters, interpreted for the deaf, and painted signs. Some of her hobbies include gardening, knitting, reading, and, of course, drawing! She has illustrated MY CHAIR, A GRAND OLD TREE, and THE NUTCRACKER DOLL for Arthur A. Levine Books. Mary lives in Boston with her husband and two children.
Published October 1, 2007 by Arthur A. Levine Books. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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