The Story of the Nutcracker Ballet

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Random House Children's Books, Nov 30, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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The perfect addition to your Christmastime!

Celebrate the season with one of the most beloved holiday stories of all-time, The Story of the Nutcracker Ballet. Featuring glorious illustrations by Caldecott Honor-winner, Diane Goode, this beautiful and adventurous classic tale will dance its way into your family’s holiday traditions for years to come.

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User Review  - TnTexas - LibraryThing

A visually pretty version of the story with light, bright illustrations. Children young and old will probably enjoy this version since the illustrations aren't very dark and the text isn't extremely long. Read full review

great illistrations

User Review  - Roxanne Griffith-Wolfe -

I bought this book for a Christmas gift for my Niece for Christmas 2013. I know that she will enjoy this because of the many pretty pictures as she calls them It is also a great story that I want her to know. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

As a child, Diane Goode loved books and art. Of Italian and French descent, she enjoyed the richness of both cultures and traveled to Europe every summer visiting family, as well as cathedrals and museums. 

Her love for Europe shows in the setting of many of her books, Paris in particular, where two of her picture books, Where's Our Mama? and Mama's Perfect Present, take place. She drew on her experience of living for a short time in Pennsylvania for the artwork in Cynthia Rylant's story of Appalachia, When I Was Young in the Mountains, for which she was awarded a Caldecott Honor Medal.
She has illustrated 59 books for children, including anthologies and stories she has written herself. 

Goode lives in Watchung, New Jersey.

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