The Nutcracker: Midi Edition

By N Puttapipat

A beautifully illustrated mini edition of the much-loved Christmas story with a spectacular pop-up finale.

A beautifully illustrated edition of the much-loved Christmas story with a spectacular pop-up finale, from Niroot Puttapipat, illustrator of The Night Before Christmas and Jingle Bells. 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, 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 Christmas stocking filler.

Categories: Novelty Books

For readers aged: 7+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406367881
  • Published: 06 Oct 2016
  • Price: £7.99
  • Size: 155 x 132 mm
  • Pages: 12

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Customer 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.' 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

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