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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 kids ages three to seven and is written by critically acclaimed kids’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 joy of opening night time as younger dancers put together for a efficiency of The Nutcracker.

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

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

Creator John Robert Allman lives in New York Metropolis, the place he works in advertising 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. Comply with him on Twitter and Instagram at @Johnny_Allman

Julianna Swaney is an illustrator, designer and superb artist whose work is impressed by the themes of creativeness, whimsy and melancholy. Her books embody Mermaid College and I Will All the time Be Your Bunny. Swaney studied printmaking at Maine Faculty 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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