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    The Nutcracker Comes to America
    How Three Ballet-Loving Brothers Created a Holiday Tradition
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    Also available in: E-Book
    ©2015
    ISBN-13: 978-1-4677-2151-6
    AR Quiz #: 178069
    AR Points: 0.50
    ATOS Level: 5.20
    Lexile Level: 920
    Pages: 36
    Trim Size: 9 1/4 x 11
    Dewey: [Fic]
    Reading Grade Level: 4
    Interest Grade Level: 2-5
    Ages: 7-11
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    DESCRIPTION Chris Barton
    Every December, The Nutcracker comes to life in theaters all across the United States. But how did this 19th-century Russian ballet become such a big part of the holidays in 21st-century America?

    Meet Willam, Harold, and Lew Christensen, three small-town Utah boys who caught the ballet bug in the early 1900s. They performed on vaudeville and took part in the New York City dance scene. Russian immigrants shared the story of The Nutcracker with them, and during World War II, they staged their own Christmastime production in San Francisco. It was America's first full-length version and the beginning of a delightful holiday tradition.


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    • * Microsoft Windows XP
    • * Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz CPU
    • * 512 MB RAM
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    • * Mac OSX v.10.4
    • * Power PC G5 or Intel processor
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    Book Features
    Author's Note, Full-Color Illustrations, Further Reading, Original Artwork, Timeline
    About the Author
    Chris Barton, author of bestseller Shark vs. Train and nonfiction books The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch, The Nutcracker Comes to America, and The Day-Glo Brothers, lives in Austin, Texas, with his family.
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    Awards for this Title
    Denton Record-Chronicle Best Children’s Picture Book
    Moonbeam Children's Book Award
    The Colonial Dames of America Book Award
    Starred Reviews
    School Library Journal
    "This well-researched history [is] . . . a terrific choice for fans of The Nutcracker and all things ballet."—starred, School Library Journal
    Booklist
    "Even readers familiar with The Nutcracker will probably learn a good deal from this engaging picture book. Bravo! Brava!"—starred, Booklist
    Other Reviews
    The Horn Book Magazine
    "This is a good book to share with children after seeing a performance of The Nutcracker."—The Horn Book Magazine
    Kirkus Reviews
    "Nutcracker aficionados can enjoy a background overture to a Christmas classic."—Kirkus Reviews