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Author(s): Niroot Puttapipat
An exquisite gift edition of The Nutcracker captures the spirit of the Christmas ballet in elegant illustrations--and delivers a glorious pop-up finale.
The Nutcracker is one of the world's most popular ballets, telling the captivating story of Clara and the Nutcracker prince as they journey into a land of fantasy. Inspired by Marius Petipa's sets for the original production of the ballet, Niroot Puttapipat's delicate silhouette illustrations dance across pale, watercolor-washed backgrounds in a unique interpretation. Starkly beautiful, this keepsake edition evokes all the magic and anticipation of Christmas Eve as Clara and the prince waltz between worlds--and culminates in a 3-D spread bringing the dreamlike Land of Sweets to life.
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
Niroot Puttapipat grew up in Thailand and now lives in London. Niroot has a lifelong interest in art and literature and is the illustrator of The Night Before Christmas and The Nutcracker.