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Reader's Theatre

Featuring 'My First Nutcracker'

Calling all readers!

Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Dec. 1 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.

My First Nutcracker written by E.T.A. Hoffmann and adapted by Stephanie True Peters is the featured piece.

Here are six more Nutcracker stories to share with your child.

Curl up, get cozy, and read!
 
Mia's Nutcracker Ballet
By Robin Farley
JUV E FARLEY
This whimsical retelling of the Nutracker Ballet has Mia the ballerina kitten in the starring role.
 
Tallulah's Nutcracker
By Marilyn Singer
JUV E SINGER
Tallulah is thrilled to play a mouse in a professional production of The Nutcracker and works very hard to be the most marvelous mouse of all, but opening night brings some surprises.
 
Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite
By Anna Harwell Celenza
JUV E CELENZA
Tells the story of how jazz composer and musician Duke Ellington, along with Billy Strayhorn, created his jazz composition based on Tchaikovsky's famous Nutcracker Suite ballet. Includes author's note.
 
The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
By E.T.A. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus) Hoffmann
JUV E HOFFMANN
Young Marie Stahlbaum falls in love with the handsome nutcracker Godfather Drosselmeier gives her family as a Christmas gift, and has adventures with him as he faces the monstrous, seven-headed Mouse King.

The Nutcracker
By John Cech
In this retelling of the original 1816 German story, Godfather Drosselmeier gives young Marie a nutcracker for Christmas, and she finds herself in a magical realm where she saves a boy from an evil curse.
 
The Nutcracker
By Stephanie Spinner
JUV E SPINNER
In this retelling of the original 1816 German story, Godfather Drosselmeier gives young Marie a nutcracker for Christmas, and she finds herself in a magical realm where she saves the nutcracker and sees him change into a handsome prince.