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Put together for an enchanted manufacturing of a beloved ballet in The Evening Earlier than the Nutcracker, from Doubleday Books for Younger Readers and on sale now. The guide is geared towards youngsters ages three to seven and is written by critically acclaimed youngsters’s creator John Robert Allman.

Created in partnership with American Ballet Theatre (ABT), with dreamy illustrations by Julianna Swaney, this joyful image guide provides readers a front-row seat to the thrill of opening evening as younger dancers put together for a efficiency of The Nutcracker.

’Twas the evening earlier than The Nutcracker and, sleepless of their beds, these budding ballet dancers are rehearsing of their heads. 4 younger youngsters expertise the thrills of auditions, rehearsals, costume fittings and eventually the massive occasion — opening evening! Ballet lovers and youngsters who dream of dancing in The Nutcracker will love this magical illustrated vacation story, advised within the custom of The Evening Earlier than Christmas.

An afterword with Richard Hudson’s unique costume designs for ABT’s manufacturing makes this image guide each aspirational and informative. A memorable souvenir and ideal present, The Evening Earlier than the Nutcracker is an enthralling behind-the-scenes peek that may delight younger readers and dance followers alike.

Creator John Robert Allman lives in New York Metropolis, the place he works in advertising and marketing for tv and theater. He’s the creator of A Is for Audra: Broadway’s Main Girls from A to ZB Is for Ballet: A Dance Alphabet and Boys Dance! He was born and raised in Texas, the place he was typically the one boy in dance class. Observe him on Twitter and Instagram at @Johnny_Allman

Julianna Swaney is an illustrator, designer and advantageous artist whose work is impressed by the themes of creativeness, whimsy and melancholy. Her books embrace Mermaid College and I Will At all times Be Your Bunny. Swaney studied printmaking at Maine School of Artwork and lives in Portland, Oregon. See extra of her work on-line at and on Instagram at @julianna_swaney.



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