A Nutty Nutcracker Christmas (Novelty book)

By Ralph Covert, G. Riley Mills, Wilson Swain (Illustrator)

Chronicle Books, 9780811861113, 40pp.

Publication Date: October 21, 2009

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/24/2011)

List Price: 18.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


This is no ordinary Nutcracker! This time, it's Fritz's story. The traditional Nutcracker tale gets turned on its head in this rollicking Christmas adventure, based on the hit musical A Nutty Nutcracker Christmas by the popular family music rock star Ralph Covert and playwright G. Riley Mills. Includes a bonus CD of songs from the musical, featuring a read-aloud track with the music and story woven together.

About the Author

Ralph Covert is a singer and songwriter who also writes plays, musicals, and books. His first children's album, Ralph's World (2001), was called "the best children's album of this or any year" by Billboard. He lives in Chicago.

G. Riley Mills is an award-winning playwright. He lives in Chicago.

Wilson Swain is the illustrator of The Castaway Pirates. He lives in Glendale, California.

Praise For A Nutty Nutcracker Christmas

Ocean travels, swordfights and stinky cheese all play a part in a version of the Yuletide favorite likely to appeal to boys who might doze at the ballet.

[an] amusing fantasy that blends old and new traditions..