The Nutcracker by Niroot Puttapipat
  

The Nutcracker

Written by Niroot Puttapipat
Illustrated by Niroot Puttapipat

3+ readers   5+ readers   

RRP £7.99

Download an extract Share this book

The Lovereading4Kids comment

The Nutcracker is as much a part of Christmas as carols, mince pies and Santa Claus, and this is a truly beautiful version of the much-loved story. Niroot Puttapipat places striking silhouettes in black and white, with highlights of gold, red and yellow, against richly coloured background scenes and each page – giant mice tumbling down the staircase, Clara and the prince flying on swans over gold-flecked oceans - is a piece of drama. The story concludes with a breath-taking pop-up scene. ~ Andrea Reece

Synopsis

The Nutcracker by Niroot Puttapipat

The Nutcracker story is a much-loved part of Christmas celebrations around the world, and this beautiful edition captures the excitement of Christmas Eve and the magic of Marius Petipa's classic ballet. Exquisitely illustrated by Niroot Puttapipat, this charming retelling follows Clara's magical journey with the Nutcracker Prince and ends with a stunning pop-up of the Land of Sweets! The perfect book to share at Christmas.

Reviews

Intricate paper engineering and striking silhouette art make this a really special retelling of the famous ballet. * The Bookseller * The Nutcracker is as much a part of Christmas as carols, mince pies and Santa Claus, and this is a truly beautiful version of the much-loved story. Niroot Puttapipat places striking silhouettes in black and white, with highlights of gold, red and yellow, against richly coloured background scenes and each page [...] is a piece of drama. The story concludes with a breath-taking pop-up scene. -- Andrea Reece * Love Reading 4 Kids * The story is brought to life in a spectacular pop-up finale. A story for the whole family to enjoy. * Angels & Urchins * This magical pop-up edition of the classic Christmas story captured my heart from the front cover, with its illustration so life-like that I imagined it raised off the page. This, I knew, was going to be a very special read indeed. [...] Here is a classic story beautifully retold to the highest standard and with a stunning finale but remember to turn the page and get right to the very end or you will miss the wonderful conclusion that awaits. * Armadillo Magazine * Niroot Puttapipat's The Nutcracker is full of drama, vivid scenes created out of striking silhouettes against richly coloured backgrounds and with a wonderful pop-up to finish. * Books For Keeps * This Christmas classic comes to life thanks to Niroot Puttapipat's beautiful pop-up illustrations. Introduce little ones to this timeless ballet the easy way. * The Guardian *

About the Author

Niroot Puttapipat grew up in Thailand, the grandson of a Lanna princess. He has a lifelong interest in art and literature and is the illustrator of The Musicians of Bremen and Dragon's Egg. Niroot now lives in London, where he recently graduated with an art degree from Kingston University.

More books by this author

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Hardback
12 pages

Author

Niroot Puttapipat
More books by Niroot Puttapipat

Author's Website

https://himmapaan.wordpress...

Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

1st October 2015

ISBN

9781406367881

Categories


At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!

Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High

A great way to introduce kids to great books, authors & genres. Parents can find age-appropriate books to share with their children.

Judi Davies – Aberdare Girls Sch

It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family

I love Lovereading4kids because I get an opportunity to put my opinion forward and to try new books

Elosie Clarkson – age 11

I love ‘LoveReading 4 kids’ because they let you read and learn things you’d never dreamed of learning before.

Emily Horncastle – age 11

We love Lovereading4kids because it promotes reading choices, new authors and a sense of community for children of all ages!

Rachel Bridgeman

It’s so easy to find the right book for your child. Such an easy-to-use, yet in-depth website. 100% reliable.

Pippa, Jack, Liam & Matthew Wils

This company is amazing; not only is it is a great opportunity to get books and review them but everyone is so friendly and supportive!

Jemma Rubens, age 10
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools