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A stunning new heirloom edition of the beloved holiday story that inspired the classic Christmastime ballet, reimagined for children with lavish illustrations by Christina Hess.This beloved childrens classic promises to be the must read bedtime book for your family this holiday season Featuring whimsical artwork by Christina Hess, fantastical characters will dance across the pages as you read along, and a breath taking gatefold awaits Create newtraditions together as you read and reread this stunning tale every night Children, parents and grandparents alike will love this new addition to the family bookshelves A gorgeous new reimagining of the holiday classic for families to treasure....

Title : The Nutcracker (The Classic Edition)
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ISBN : 1604336307
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : Applesauce Press The Classic Edition edition September 27, 2016
Number of Pages : 64 pages
File Size : 682 KB
Status : Available For Download
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The Nutcracker (The Classic Edition) Reviews

  • Mary J.
    2019-02-02 09:27

    As others have suggested, this Grimms Fairy Tales type version of "The Nutcracker" is appropriate for older (9+) children who can tolerate a bit of gore in their stories. My granddaughter, who has read several of the Harry Potter books, enjoyed it, but it was not the cup of tea of my younger, more sensitive children. It is magnificently illustrated by Sendak. I just suggest that you read it first before gifting.

  • Amy
    2019-02-24 11:15

    We had tickets to the Nutcracker ballet, so I bought this to read to my kids (4 and 2) before we attended the show so they would have an idea on what it would be about. The book does an excellent job of telling the story and is just the right length. I definitely recommend.

  • Nicole
    2019-02-15 07:23

    I bought this for my 2 1/2yo before we went to see a performance of the Nutcracker so she would be familiar with the story to help her pay attention. This version is simple, not too long, true to the traditional story and has nice, kid-friendly illustrations. This is now one of my toddler's favorite books and while she enjoyed the ballet performance, weeks later she still wants to read the book every day and talks about it constantly. Plus hearing her say "Herr Drosselmeyer" is hilarious.

  • psatty
    2019-02-05 08:23

    It's a great story filled with battles and magic. But it's in a very old fashioned language style that will require translation for the kids and does not come trippingly to the tongue. I don't mind this: my husband does. Also, it's the story the ballet is based upon, but great artistic liberties were taken in translating the story for the stage. You can see the roots of the story, but it's drastically different. My little boys were very annoyed that the ballet didn't follow the story and kept whispering to me throughout the ballet about it. While it was a good conversation piece afterwards I think it hurt their enjoyment. Next year before we go see the Nutcracker I will read them one of the many books based on the ballet instead. ;-)

  • Michele F
    2019-02-11 15:26

    Classic story with the most beautiful illustrations! Lovely enough that we will be reading it year round.

  • Kim C
    2019-02-14 12:43

    Used this to introduce my granddaughter to the story of the Nutcracker prior to attending the ballet. She loved it.

  • K. Oaks
    2019-02-21 08:38

    Bought this to share with my family for Christmas read aloud. We enjoyed reading the story together.

  • A. Sanborn
    2019-01-25 13:20

    AWESOME! This is not a picture book. It's a novel that will show you the full picture of the Nutcracker. My 3 & 5yo daughters especially love the story about Princess Perlipat.