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Tallulah's Nutcracker (Children’s Book)

Item# 9780547845579

Tallulah's Nutcracker (Children’s Book)
By Marilyn Singer (Author) , Alexandra Boiger (Illustrator)

It’s Christmastime, and Tallulah is thrilled to be chosen for a part in a real ballet, a professional production of The Nutcracker. Things don’t go as planned the night of the show as things take an unexpected turn. Perfect for children from preschool through Grade 3, this magical book brings together a beloved character, a well-told story and gorgeous watercolor illustrations for another charming book in the Tallulah series.

"With expressive, insouciant watercolor illustrations, ballet terms like 'sissone' sprinkled sparingly throughout the text, and the obligatory glitter-heavy jacket art, this is a charming holiday choice." - School Library Journal

"As in the previous Tallulah books, Boiger's muted watercolors offer understated elegance, while Singer gingerly addresses how the wisdom of caring adults and role models can bring valuable perspective to a moment of humiliation." - Publishers Weekly

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Clarion Books (October 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 9.2 x 0.5 inches
  • A 2013 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award Winner


In classic or contemporary ballet, dancing may tell a story, express a mood, or simply reflect the music in movement. Ballet as part of staged performances originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th and 16th centuries and from there spread to France. The creation of classical ballet as we know it today occurred during the reign of the art-loving French king Louis XIV in the mid-17th century. During the Romantic era, ballet technique evolved to express new ideas, most notably with women dancing en point, or on their toes, allowing them to appear weightless and otherworldly.
Among the choreographers who helped bring ballet into the modern age by exploring new visual and dramatic styles are George Balanchine, Antony Tudor and—bridging the worlds of classical dance and Broadway—Agnes de Mille and Jerome Robbins.



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