Back of Book:
The New York City Ballet presents a classic ballet tale for a modern ballet lover with George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, a holiday favorite.
The New York City Ballet is known for showcasing classic stories of the ballet with their trademark stylish and modern sensibility. For the first time, this beloved holiday story is told based on George Balanchine’s quintessential production. The storyline of this gorgeous picture book mimics the choreography of the famous ballet and the illustrations are inspired by the backdrops and scenery from the actual production.
The New York City Ballet’s production of the Nutcracker is considered to be “the” leading production in the world. A holiday tradition for many families, now readers who can’t travel to New York will be able to experience this colorful celebratory story. A must-have for every aspiring ballerina’s library and a holiday tradition for every family’s bookshelf.
One of the things on my bucket list last Christmas was to go and see The Nutcracker Ballet. It was a breathtaking performance and something I truly enjoyed! This version of The Nutcracker is a lovely telling of the stunning ballet. Readers will love following Marie and her nutcracker that comes to life. The story stays true to the original ballet and is beautifully written. The illustrations are beautiful creations that show readers the wonder of the ballet. The back of the book has Nutcracker fun facts. This is not a story that keeps the attention of young readers. My preschoolers had a tough time following it. However, it is a beautiful story for upper grades.
Ages 7 and up