The Nutcracker by Alison Jay

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Based on the Balanchine ballet, this sumptuous package is the perfect gift for any fan of The Nutcracker-young or old. The nicely balanced text (not too much, not too little) captures all the best moments and sets the stage for Alison Jay's richly imagined art. Sharp-eyed readers will notice tiny details playing out thrillingly over the course of the story (keep an eye on the gifts under the Christmas tree!). From the cozy Christmas party to the delectable Marzipan Palace, Alison Jay's artwork is truly enchanting-a snow-globe version of The Nutcracker to read every night before Christmas and all winter long.

About Alison Jay

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Alison Jay won the Children's Illustration Prize for a painting from Picture This . . .
Published October 14, 2010 by Dial Books. 40 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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Adults preparing children for a performance of this popular holiday ballet often find themselves seeking a simplified adaptation of the story.

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Twin Cities Daily Planet

I was very disappointed in Ballet of the Dolls' Nutcracker: The Lost Act!, but that's because I went in with very high hopes.

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