THE NUTCRACKER

By Stephanie Spinner
Illustrated by Peter Malone

Alfred A. Knopf

Here is a book that captures all the magic of The Nutcracker’s most memorable scenes: the Christmas Eve party, Godfather Drosselmeyer’s spellbinding visit, and the ferocious battle between the Mouse King and the Nutcracker. Marie’s journey to the Land of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy welcomes her with exuberant dancers from around the globe—and toothsome desserts—springs to life as never before.

INCLUDES A FULLY ORCHESTRATED CD OF THE BALLET SCORE


“…provides a good entry point before attending a performance as well as a chance to relive the experience afterward.”  The Horn Book