Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The Nutcracker Mice by Kristin Kladstrup - ESSENTIAL

Kladstrup, Kristin The Nutcracker Mice 316 pages. Candlewick Press, $17.99, Language: G(0 swears, 0 “F”); Mature Content: G; Violence: G

Esmerelda is a mouse who lives beneath the stage of the Saint Petersburg theater. She loves to dance ballet and is excited when she is casted to play the part of Clara in the nutcracker. Things take a wrong turn when Esmerelda finds out the mice are the villains in this ballet. As her debut performance, this dancing mouse want to make a good impression, but will this dance be her last?

This book was fun to read. It showed a part of ballet that is not what you normally see. The characters were rich and full of flavor.

 EL - ESSENTIAL Student Reviewer: JM(9th grade)

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