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The Nutcracker: By Rachel Isadora

Posted By Denebola On December 19, 2007 @ 4:23 pm In Book Review | Comments Disabled

By Hye-Jung Yang
The Nutcracker, written and illustrated by Rachel Isadora, is an abridged version of the famous story and ballet. Written in third person, it tells the story of Clara Silberhaus, a young girl living in Germany who recieves a beautiful Nutcracker for Christmas from her godfather. That night she dreams of saving the Nutcracker prince, and then venturing into fairytale-like lands, such as the Land of Frost, where the Sugar Plum Fairy resides.
This short book is appealing to people of all ages. Its dreamlike and almost magical illustrations, which fill whole pages, make the reader feel enchanted, as though they are actually in the tale. The Nutcracker has the distinctive combination of being simple, yet enjoyable and memorable too. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for an easy, satisfying read not only for Christmastime, but for other times in the year as well.

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