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The Nutcracker

Young Reading Series 1
The Nutcracker

  • Enchanting retelling of the classic story with easy reading text for children beginning to read alone.
  • Clara's adventure begins on Christmas Eve with an amazing present - a magic doll. Soon she is flying in a sleigh to the Land of Sweets where she meets the Sugarplum Fairy.
  • The Usborne Reading Programme has been developed in conjunction with reading experts from Roehampton University.
  • Also available with an audio CD with a dramatic listen-along recording with music and sound effects, followed by a read-along version with prompts for page turns.


Key Stage: KS1 E; Age 5+

Lexile Measure: 650L

Book Band: 9 - Gold

CEFR Level: B2

Hardback with ribbon marker:
Price: £5.99
ISBN: 9780746064184
48 pages
196 x 130mm

Hardback and CD:
Price: £6.99
ISBN: 9780746080986
48 pages
196 x 130mm

Author/Editor: Emma Helbrough

Illustrator: Anna Luraschi


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