The Nutcracker by Susan Jeffers

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New York Times bestselling artist Susan Jeffers has created a Nutcracker unlike any that has gone before, with a lovely spare text based on the ballet.

This is the perfect gift to share with children before they see The Nutcracker. Everyone who has seen the ballet will cherish it—as will anyone who enjoys stories where love triumphs.

Come, take a front-row seat. The world's most beloved holiday fairy tale is about to begin.


About Susan Jeffers

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Susan Jeffers is one of only a few illustrators to have been on the adult New York Times bestseller list. She has won the ABBY from the American Booksellers Association, a Caldecott Honor from the American Library Association, and the Pomme d'Or de Bratislava. Her work has been exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the Norman Rockwell Museum of Art. Her books, including Brother Eagle, Sister Sky, have sold millions of copies and have been published around the world. Susan Jeffers lives in Westchester County, New York.
Published November 4, 2014 by HarperCollins. 40 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Engelbreit extends her collection of traditional children’s stories with this retelling of the Christmas classic, which blends well with the artist’s signature style of highly ornamented illustrations bursting with bows, candies and fantasy flowers.

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The illustrations closely follow the plot of the ballet, with the familiar progression of the party scene full of swirling skirts and the appearance of the Nutcracker, the battle scene with the defeat of the Mouse King and the journey to the magical Land of Sweets, filled with scenes of dancers i...

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A young girl is given a nutcracker for a present but her brother grabs it and it falls and is damaged.

Dec 03 2007 | Read Full Review of The Nutcracker

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