The New York City Ballet presents a classic ballet tale for a modern ballet lover with George Balanchines The Nutcracker, a holiday favorite.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eThe New York City Ballet is known for showcasing classic stories of the ballet with their trademark stylish and modern sensibility. For the first time, this beloved holiday story is told based on George Balanchines quintessential production. The storyline of this gorgeous picture book mimics the choreography of the famous ballet and the illustrations are inspired by the backdrops and scenery from the actual production.u003cbru003e u003cbru003eThe New York City Ballets production of the Nutcracker is considered to be the leading production in the world. A holiday tradition for many families, now readers who cant travel to New York will be able to experience this colorful celebratory story. A must-have for every aspiring ballerinas library and a holiday tradition for every familys bookshelf.