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By Ralph Covert,and G. Riley Mills,Illustrated by Wilson Swain
9 x 11 in; 40 pp; full-color throughout, ages 4-8
October 2009 ISBN 9780811861113 ISBN10 0811861112
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This is no ordinary Nutcracker! This time, it's Fritz's story. The traditional Nutcracker tale gets turned on its head in this rollicking Christmas adventure, based on the hit musical A Nutty Nutcracker Christmas by the popular family music rock star Ralph Covert and playwright G. Riley Mills. Includes a bonus CD of songs from the musical, featuring a read-aloud track with the music and story woven together.
Ralph Covert is a singer and songwriter who also writes plays, musicals, and books. His first children's album, Ralph's World (2001), was called one of the finest children's album of that or any year by Billboard magazine. He lives in Chicago.G. Riley Mills is an award-winning playwright. He lives in Chicago.Wilson Swain is the illustrator of The Castaway Pirates. He lives in Glendale, California.
CLICK TO HEAR SAMPLES FROM THE CD! - Welcome to Christmas Wood - Let's Ruin Christmas - I'm a Natural
A Nutty Nutcracker Christmas
ìOcean travels, swordfights and stinky cheese all play a part in a version of the Yuletide favorite likely to appeal to boys who might doze at the ballet.î
Austin American-Statesman2009-11-15 00:00:00
ì[an] amusing fantasy that blends old and new traditions..î
USA Today2009-12-03 00:00:00
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