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A Nutty Nutcracker Christmas

A Nutty Nutcracker Christmas

By Ralph Covert,and G. Riley Mills,Illustrated by Wilson Swain


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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.

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Size: 9 x 11 in;
Pages: 40 pp;
full-color throughout, ages 4-8
Format: Hardcover
Publication: October 2009
ISBN: 9780811861113
ISBN10: 811861112
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.

Media Reviews

"Ocean 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."

-Austin American-Statesman


"[an] amusing fantasy that blends old and new traditions..."

-USA Today

Read a Q&A with Ralph Covert and
G. Riley Mills

Download a special activity sheet from Wilson Swain!