13 Dance Books to Read After 'The Nutcracker and the Four Realms'Log in or Register. Suitable for 9 - 12 years. To help you find what you're looking for, see similar items below. More books for 9 - 12 year olds. Sugar plums, snowflakes and festive dreams coming alive. The ballet The Nutcracker is one of those special things that heralds the arrival of Christmas. So what could be better than a Disney movie that whisks you back to its magical world?
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Novel
This dazzling novel will not only retell the moving story from The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, but half of the book will expand and explore the world of the Walt Disney Studios film with brand-new, exclusive content. Complete with beautiful full-page chapter opener illustrations and never-before-seen details that add new depth to the story, this novel will have readers eager to step into the resplendent world of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms for generations to come. With breathtaking painterly illustrations, a deeply enchanting story, and a foreword written by celebrated dancer Misty Copeland, this picture book brings The Nutcracker and the Four Realms to life in a brand-new way. As the adventure from the film jumps off of the screen and onto the page, a new generation of readers and fans will be drawn in and enchanted by the holiday spirit, the beauty of dance, and the magic of storytelling. The Ballerina of the Realms dances on every page of this magical book! This beautiful format is a perfect holiday gift for fans of this classic tale, full of colorful characters and no shortage of surprises. Follow along in this captivating Read-Along Storybook and journey to a strange and magical world where a young girl named Clara meets a soldier named Phillip, a gang of mice, and regents who preside over the Realms.
It is a retelling of E. Hoffmann 's short story " The Nutcracker and the Mouse King " and Marius Petipa 's and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 's The Nutcracker ,  about a young girl who is gifted a locked egg from her deceased mother and sets out in a magical land to retrieve the key. Much of the cast signed on that summer, and filming began in October at Pinewood Studios , lasting through January Stahlbaum gives his children the presents his wife Marie had set aside for them before she died. Daughter Clara receives an egg-shaped box which she is unable to unlock, together with a note saying that inside the egg is all she will ever need.
When her father passes out the last gifts from her late mother, the inventive Clara is surprised to receive an elaborate egg-shaped box that is locked without a key. It is there that she meets three of the regents of the four realms Sugar Plum Fairy, Hawthorne, and Shiver and learns of the discord with Mother Ginger, regent of the fourth realm. This novelization is adapted by Meredith Rusu and based on the screenplay by Ashleigh Powell. The plot has some unexpected twists and turns and Clara is a very inspiring character. The book offers a glimpse at what audiences can expect when they see the film, wetting your appetite for the visual feast it promises to be while also giving away all of the plot points. If you want to be surprised in the theater, do not read this until after your family outing. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms: The Secret of the Realms — An Extended Novelization is a deluxe reading experience, with a beautiful foil embossed cover and illustrations from key moments in the story at the beginning of each chapter, courtesy of Thomas Fluharty.
From the glittering costumes to the magical worlds, and of course and maybe especially the beautiful ballet that features Misty Copeland front and center! Simply put, this Nutcracker retelling is a dream. Scroll through for a list of stories that all cover different aspects of ballet and dance. When the music stops, the dance begins. Seventeen-year-old Penny is a lead dancer at the Grande Teatro, a finishing school where she and eleven other young women are training to become the finest ballerinas in Italy. Tucked deep into the woods, the school is overseen by the mysterious and handsome young Master who keeps the girls ensconced in the estate — and in the only life Penny has never known. With a kind and attractive kitchen boy, Cricket, at her side, Penny vows to escape the confines of her school and the strict rules that dictate every step she takes.