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Waltz of the snowflakes /

by MacKay, Elly [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Philadelphia : RP Kids, [2017]Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.ISBN: 9780762453382; 0762453389.Subject(s): Nutcracker (Choreographic work) -- Juvenile fiction | Nutcracker (Choreographic work) -- Fiction | Stories without words | Grandparent and child -- Juvenile fiction | Ballet -- Juvenile fiction | Christmas -- Fiction | Stories without words | Grandparents -- Fiction | Ballet -- Fiction | JUVENILE FICTION / Performing Arts / Dance | JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / New Experience | JUVENILE FICTION / Performing Arts / Dance | Picture books | Fiction | Juvenile works | Picture booksSummary: When Gran gives her granddaughter tickets to the ballet, the young girl initially does not want to get dressed up and go, but when she experiences the Nutcracker she becomes entranced with the magic of the theater.
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It is a cold and rainy evening when Gran gives her granddaughter something special: tickets to the ballet. Her granddaughter is reluctant to go. The weather is terrible and they have to wear fancy, uncomfortable clothes. But as the curtains rise on The Nutcracker, the girl's eyes light up as she's introduced to the magic of the theater. The bright costumes, the intricate dances, the magical music, and a new friend all combine to captivate the girl and to bring color to an otherwise dreary evening.<br> <br> Waltz of the Snowflakes is Elly MacKay at her finest, mixing her acclaimed paper-cut artwork with vibrant colors in this whimsical, dreamlike, and inspiring wordless picture book. A must-have for any ballet- and theater-obsessed reader and the perfect gift to be shared during the holidays or any time of year when the world outside needs a little bit of color and vibrancy.<br>

When Gran gives her granddaughter tickets to the ballet, the young girl initially does not want to get dressed up and go, but when she experiences the Nutcracker she becomes entranced with the magic of the theater.

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Horn Book Review

In this mostly wordless book, multilayered mixed-media panel illustrations in grays and blues reflect a young girls reluctance to brave a rainy night and attend The Nutcracker and, at the theater, to sit next to a boy. Then a full-page close-up captures the girls wonder as the overtures first strains sound. The ballet unfolds in glorious full color with dreamily gauzy backgrounds; sepia-toned insets and panels highlight the action through the entranced childrens reactions. By curtain call, a new friendship has been forged; the walk home becomes a joyous dance through gently falling snow. Both ballet and framing story feature welcomely diverse casts. katie bircher (c) Copyright 2017. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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