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Review of <i>The Nutcracker</i> by Alison Jay

Title

Review of The Nutcracker by Alison Jay

ISBN

9780803732858

Publication Date

2010

Publisher

Dial Books for Young Readers

City

New York

Disciplines

Library and Information Science | Modern Literature

Keywords

Children's literature, reviews

Review

It is Christmas Eve and Clara is given a present by her Uncle Drosselmeyer. A nutcracker in fact! Worried about her new beloved friend after foolish Fritz breaks the nutcracker’s jaw, Clara falls into a deep slumber under the Christmas tree and experiences a night of magical adventure. An enchanting rendition of a classic Christmas tale based on the Balanchine ballet, Jay’s storytelling and illustrations are a delightful combination. The story of Clara and the Nutcracker is given with accuracy and whimsy, covering all of the important aspects of the story, but also capturing the whimsical and dreamlike essence of Clara’s adventure. The illustrations are warm and captivating, making the book a perfect cozy-night-by-the-fire Christmas read. Highly Recommended. Ariel Foshay Bacon, Centennial Library Intern, Cedarville University

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