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The Nutcracker
By Susan Jeffers
Illustrator Susan Jeffers
Publisher HarperCollins

The Nutcracker is a beautiful rendition of the traditional story presented in Tchaikovsky's famous ballet of the same name. Susan Jeffers has created a children's picture book that tells the tale simply while incorporating the elements of the ballet that many cherish as a Christmas tradition. There is a magical fairytale essence to the illustrations from the ethereal beauty of the dancing snowflakes to the evil grimaces of the Mouse King and his minions. Reading this version of The Nutcracker will bring back fond remembrances to those who have seen or performed in a version of the ballet. It also serves as a fine introduction for those who plan to attend a performance for the first time.


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