About this book The New York City Ballet presents a classic ballet tale for a modern ballet lover with George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, a holiday favourite. 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 colourful celebratory story. A must-have for every aspiring ballerina’s library and a holiday tradition for every family’s bookshelf.
Reviews from Around the World Beautiful illustrations and tells the story very well. We got the book in anticipation of seeing the ballet around Christmas, and it made my daughter very excited to see the show. The language is rich but simple, and I even got distracted looking at the beautiful scenes drawn across each page. — Alison Moeschberger, Amazon