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The Nutcracker /

by Jeffers, Susan; Hoffmann, E. T. A. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, c2007Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.ISBN: 0060743875:.Title notes: j $17.89 11/14/2007Subject(s): Fairy tales | Toys -- Juvenile fiction | Christmas -- Juvenile fiction | Princes -- Juvenile fiction | Magic -- Juvenile fictionSummary: An abridged version of the story of Marie Stahlbaum, who helps break the spell on her toy nutcracker and watches him change into a handsome prince.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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.

j $17.89 11/14/2007

An abridged version of the story of Marie Stahlbaum, who helps break the spell on her toy nutcracker and watches him change into a handsome prince.

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Horn Book Review

(Primary) Two Nutcrackers target the youngest segment of the Christmastime ballet audience, and both succeed in providing a shorter, lighter take on the sometimes-dark original. Peters supplies the more accessible pre-ballet introduction, using an assured storyteller's voice to emphasize drama and excitement. Bronson's accompanying illustrations are bold and jazzy with lots of turquoise, pink, and purple; energetic, swooping lines are held under control by page borders showing snow, stars, or candy. Jeffers uses a calmer, introspective tone that brings out the characters' emotional struggles; her romantic, detail-rich illustrations are based on the Balanchine ballet, all the way down to the costumes, sets, and even some staging. Jeffers offers a satisfying extension for a slightly older audience already under the spell of the ballet. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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