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The Nutcracker (Little Golden Book) by Rita…

The Nutcracker (Little Golden Book) (original 1991; edition 1995)

by Rita Balducci, Barbara Lanza (Illustrator)

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Title:The Nutcracker (Little Golden Book)
Authors:Rita Balducci
Other authors:Barbara Lanza (Illustrator)
Info:Golden Books Publishing Company, Inc. (1995), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 24 pages
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The Nutcracker by Rita Balducci (1991)



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My sister was in the ballet - I've always loved the different versions of this! ( )
  katieloucks | Feb 26, 2016 |
As a Children's book, I have serious reservations about this one. First off, the print is too small for the young reader of this age group to really get into. So really, this would be a book that an adult should read to their young child.

Secondly, the book's story is disjointed. One series of events does not smoothly transition into the other. A big emphasis was put on the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies. Which I think was ok for the Ballet as there was musical accompaniment. But it is sort of lost here. Maybe, if you took your child to see the Ballet and then read this book, it would make more sense and the child could relate. But on it's own, to someone who does not know the story, it seems that whomever wrote this was on drugs as it is so disjointed.

I would not recommend this book for a child to read without having the child understand the actual story whether they read it somewhere else or they see the ballet of it. ( )
  DVerdecia | Jan 29, 2016 |
The Nutcracker is a classic story that children are often told during Christmas time. Children enjoy would enjoy the pictures and storyline that Rita Balducci has retold.
  mercedesromero | Feb 21, 2009 |
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Once there was a little girl named Clara whose family was having a wonderful party on Christmas Eve.
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A classic retelling of the perennial tale, this Little Golden Storybook edition offers a deluxe, hardcover edition at avery affordable price.

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Retelling of the fairy tale by Ernst Theodr Amadeus Hoffman in which a little girl, on Christmas eve, helps break the spell on her wooden nutcracker and transforms him into a handsome prince.

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