Jan Brett's The Nutcracker (Hardcover)

Jan Brett's The Nutcracker By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator) Cover Image

Jan Brett's The Nutcracker (Hardcover)

By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator)


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Jan Brett's striking illustrations and the Christmas classic The Nutcracker are a match made in picture book heaven.

When Marie and her brother Fritz receive a special Christmas nutcracker from their uncle, Marie immediately feels something magical. "He looks like a real boy," she mused. "A real boy with a secret, who came from far away."

This feeling is only the beginning of the epic adventure she goes on with the Nutcracker—into the cabinet, through the battle with the mice, and finally to the magical land of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Jan Brett makes this classic her own by setting it in snowy Russia and adding whimsical touches to the favorite elements of the traditional ballet. Enjoying this book will be an instant Christmas tradition for families who love the ballet and those new to the story.
As perfect a gift as Jan Brett's classics The Mitten and The Night Before Christmas.
Jan Brett is the beloved bestselling author/artist of many books for children.

Product Details ISBN: 9780593109823
ISBN-10: 0593109821
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: November 16th, 2021
Pages: 32
Language: English
“Animals are cast in the traditional second act: Bears dance the Russian Trepak, Arctic foxes perform the Danse Arabe (“their foxtails entwining”), and reindeer with candles on their antlers accompany Marie to a gingerbread house, where waltzing hedgehogs’ quills are studded with tiny yellow flowers. Vivid, descriptive language adds further depth. . . A Christmas confection laced with an Old World sensibility.” --Publisher's Weekly