The Night Before the Nutcracker
Author: John Robert Allman
Illustrator: Julianna Swaney
’Twas the night before The Nutcracker and, sleepless in their beds,
these budding ballet dancers are rehearsing in their heads.
Children who dream of dancing in The Nutcracker will love this magical illustrated holiday story, told in the tradition of "The Night Before Christmas." Four young girls and boys experience the thrills of auditions, rehearsals, costume fittings, and finally the big event: opening night! Created in partnership with American Ballet Theatre, here is a behind-the-scenes peek that will delight young dancers.
An afterword with original costume illustrations by Richard Hudson makes this picture book both aspirational and informative. A memorable keepsake, it's perfect for gift giving.