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 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.
Publication date: 05/10/2017
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
|Publication date:||1st October 2015|
|Publisher:||Walker Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers, 5+ readers|
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 About Niroot Puttapipat