A Step 3 early reader retelling of the classic story of the Christmas ballet. From the opening Christmas Eve party scene to the closing scene in which Marie and her Nutcracker prince bid farewell to the Land of the Sweets, young readers will be enchanted while enjoying a successful reading experience.
Step 3 Readers feature engaging characters in easy-to-follow plots about popular topics—for children who are ready to read on their own.
"Children who are exposed to the ballet every Christmas will enjoy reading it on their own."--School Library Journal.
WINNER - New York Times Best Illustrated Book
Deborah Hautzig is the author of the popular Little Witch books as well as many other Step into Reading titles. She is also the author of the bestselling novel Second Star to the Right. She lives in New York.
Carolyn Ewing is an author and an illustrator of children's books. Some of her titles are Parables For Kids: Eight Contemporary Stories Based on Best-Loved Bible Parables, It's Thanksgiving Day (Hello Reader!, Level 1), Little Trains Sticker Activity Book (Dover Little Activity Books), and Girls from America's Past (Sticker Styles).