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The Nutcracker


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No. of pages 32

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A lyrical and beautiful retelling of a much-loved story from award-winning author Berlie Doherty, which has been adapted for the ballet throughout the world for centuries. This version captures the magical essence of childhood, and Ian Beck's exquisite and enchanting illustrations make this a book to treasure for many years to come.

 

This book contains the following story:

The Nutcracker
It is Christmas Eve and the mysterious Dr. Drosselmeyer has arrived at Clara and Fritz's house with a special gift for Clara - a wooden nutcracker doll. The doll brings magic for when the clock strikes midnight Clara awakes to see a battle between giant mice and life-size toy soldiers, led by her valiant Nutcracker. After winning the battle, the Nutcracker is transformed into a handsome prince who takes Clara on a journey to the Land of Snow and then to the Kingdom of Sweets.

"The wonder, excitement and strangeness are all there, while first-person narrative adds poignancy and an inescapable sense of loss. Ian Beck's distinctive illustrations powerfully capture the changes of mood in this beautifully designed book" The Bookseller "Ian Beck comes close to creating a theatrical performance on paper ... It's magical" TES