The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

By Susan Jeffers; Susan Jeffers (Illustrator)

HarperCollins Publishers, Hardcover, 9780060743864, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 25, 2007

Description

New York Times bestselling artist Susan Jeffers has created a Nutcracker unlike any that has gone before, with a lovely spare text based on the ballet.

This is the perfect gift to share with children before they see The Nutcracker. Everyone who has seen the ballet will cherish it as will anyone who enjoys stories where love triumphs.

Come, take a front-row seat. The world's most beloved holiday fairy tale is about to begin.



About the Author
Susan Jeffers, Ph.D. received a doctorate in psychology from Columbia University. She is a noted pyblic speaker, workshop leader, and media personality. She has created numerous audiotape and instructional materials on the subjects of fear and relationships. She is the author of "Opening Our Hearts to Men" and "Dare to Connect: Reaching Out in Romance, Friendship, and the Workplace." Dr. Jeffers lives with her husband in Tesque, New Mexico.

Susan Jeffers, Ph.D. received a doctorate in psychology from Columbia University. She is a noted pyblic speaker, workshop leader, and media personality. She has created numerous audiotape and instructional materials on the subjects of fear and relationships. She is the author of "Opening Our Hearts to Men" and "Dare to Connect: Reaching Out in Romance, Friendship, and the Workplace." Dr. Jeffers lives with her husband in Tesque, New Mexico.


Praise For The Nutcracker

“Skillfully retold with just a few lines of text per page...an excellent introduction to the ballet for younger children.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Jeffers’ lush watercolors...will wholly satisfy families...this treatment will earn curtain calls galore.”
-ALA Booklist

“Energetic and child-friendly...Jeffers’s soft watercolors...capture both the drama of the classic story and the elegance of choreography.”
-Publishers Weekly

“{Jeffers’s] romantic, detail-rich illustrations are based on the Balanchine ballet...Jeffers offers a satisfying extension”
-The Horn Book