The Nutcracker

Author(s): Shobhna Patel

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The magic of Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker comes to life in this theatrical pop-up book created by papercut artist Shobhna Patel, whose delicate laser-cut pop-ups will enchant readers young and old. Patel has invented a new paper-engineering technique called the "paperscope," which is used for the first time in this charming book.The classic story begins on Christmas Eve when a little girl named Clara and her brother Fritz are gathered around the Christmas tree to celebrate with family and friends. Their mysterious uncle, Drosselmeyer the toy maker, gives Clara a beautiful wooden nutcracker who magically comes to life when the clock strikes midnight. So begins an enchanting adventure featuring all of Tchaikovsky's original characters: the soldier mice, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and of course a handsome prince.The Nutcracker is made all the more extraordinary by Patel's intricate laser-cut illustrations. The book features four pop-up paperscopes that spring to life when the reader presses each paperscope down with their hand to reveal the scene hidden within. The effect is one of a magical series of stage sets, recalling the story's origins as a ballet.

$29.99(AUD)

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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780500651247
  • : Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • : Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • : September 2017
  • : 165mm X 297mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : E
  • : bl2017047073
  • : 32
  • : Shobhna Patel