Ella Bella Ballerina and the Nutcracker
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Ella Bella Ballerina and the Nutcracker

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can Ella Bella help the Nutcracker to defeat his arch enemy, the wicked Mouse King? Join Ella Bella Ballerina as she twirls into the enchanting world of The Nutcracker ballet with its magical dancing snowflakes, tantalising swirling sweets and, of course, the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy. James Mayhew's richly detailed storytelling and his exquisite, retro art-style make this book perfect for all would-be prima ballerinas. The final page is devoted to ballet facts, so children can learn about the original ballet The Nutcracker.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 224 x 317 x 4mm | 220g
  • Hachette Children's Group
  • ORCHARD BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 1408314088
  • 9781408314081
  • 10,207

Review quote

Richly detailed storytelling and exquisite retro art. * The Schools Advertiser * A gloriously Christmassy theme with dancing snowflakes and, of course, the sugar plum fairy. * Dublin Sunday Independent * Irresistible! * Cork Evening Echo * The latest in a charming series where Ella Ballerina is introduced to classical ballets. An enchanting Christmas classic for little girls who love to dance. * Newcastle Journal * The latest in the enchanting Ella Bella series. * Baby & Me * A must-read. * The School Run * A book to treasure. * Angels & Urchins * Young dance enthusiasts can discover the magic of famous ballets with the charming Ella Bella Ballerina. * Harrods Xmas Wish List * Gloriously Christmassy * Sunday Independent (Dublin) * The classic Christmas ballet is brought to life for young children through Ella Bella's latest magical adventure as she twirls into the enchanting world of The Nutcracker. * Bookseller * Irresistible! * Evening Echo (Cork) * An enchanting Christmas classic * The Newcastle Journal * [A] book to treasure * Angels & Urchins * The classic Christmas ballet is brought to life for young children through Ella Bella's latest magical adventure as she twirls into the enchanting world of The Nutcracker * The Bookseller * A must-read before a trip to the theatre or a post-Christmas viewing of the ballet on TV * TheSchoolrun.com * Sugar plums, Christmas trees, swirling snowflakes and midnight adventures... a must-read. * The School Run *show more

About James Mayhew

James Mayhew studied at Maidstone College of Art and his first children's book, Katie's Picture Show was published in 1989. It's been firmly in print ever since, recognised universally as the original and best introduction to art for children. Many more titles have followed, and the series sells in museums and galleries all over the world, from the Met in New York, to the Uffizi in Florence, the Louvre in Paris and beyond. He is also the creator of the much-loved Ella Bella Ballerina series, and many other titles. Alongside his work in publishing, James has devised and performed in a hugely successful series of concerts for children, combining live classical music, storytelling and live art. From Peter and the Wolf, to Scheherazade, James has worked internationally with many different orchestras and musicians, creating illustrations in time to music. James grew up in Suffolk but now lives in Hertfordshire.show more

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111 ratings
4.13 out of 5 stars
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