The NutcrackerÓ is Peter Tchaikovsky's classic magical tale of Clara & her Prince & their journey to the land of sweets. This full-color illustrated version has been adapted by Carin Dewhurst & includes a full-length CD recorded by the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas. As you read the story, you can listen to the music on the CD & dance with Clara & her friends. The story begins at Clara's home at a lovely party on Christmas Eve. When the mysterious Herr Drosselmeyere arrives & gives Clara a Nutcracker, she is thrilled. A special Listener's Guide offers a plot summary that corresponds with the ballet to make the listening more enjoyable & more rewarding. Full-color photos & illustrations.Dewhurst, Carin is the author of 'Nutcracker, The', published 1997 under ISBN 9781422355244 and ISBN 1422355241.