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The Nutcracker

Written by Niroot Puttapipat

Illustrated by Niroot Puttapipat

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LoveReading View on The Nutcracker

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


The Nutcracker Synopsis

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.

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Book Information

ISBN: 9781406367881
Publication date: 1st October 2015
Author: Niroot Puttapipat
Illustrator: Niroot Puttapipat
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 12 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers

About Niroot Puttapipat

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.

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