The Nutcracker (Hardcover)

By Susan Jeffers, Susan Jeffers (Illustrator)

HarperCollins, 9780060743864, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 25, 2007

List Price: 17.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

New York Times bestselling artist and Caldecott Honor winner Susan Jeffers has created a Nutcracker as only she can—with lavish illustrations, magnificent detail, a glitter-brushed cover, and enchanting holiday scenes on every page. This is The Nutcracker as you’ve never seen it before! Makes a lovely keepsake and gift.

Join Marie, Fritz, and the intriguing Nutcracker himself on a magical Christmas Eve adventure. Behold the frightful Mouse King, the elegant Sugar Plum fairies, and the entire Land of Sweets in this dazzling, gorgeously illustrated holiday classic. With spare text based on the story in the ballet, this book offers a front-row seat to the enthralling tale that is a perennial favorite of adults and children alike.

And for Susan Jeffers fans looking for extra content, an author’s note is included at the end of the book, in which she explains what inspired her to turn this holiday tradition into a show-stopping picture book.



About the Author

Susan Jeffers is a New York Times bestselling artist who has won the ABBY Award from the American Booksellers Association and a Caldecott Honor from the American Library Association. Her work has been exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Norman Rockwell Museum. Her books have sold millions of copies and have been published around the world. She lives in Westchester County, New York. Visit her online at www.susanjeffersart.com.



Susan Jeffers is a New York Times bestselling artist who has won the ABBY Award from the American Booksellers Association and a Caldecott Honor from the American Library Association. Her work has been exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Norman Rockwell Museum. Her books have sold millions of copies and have been published around the world. She lives in Westchester County, New York. Visit her online at www.susanjeffersart.com.



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