The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

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Overview

The tale of Nutcracker, written by E.T.A. Hoffmann in 1816, has fascinated and inspired artists, composers, and audiences for almost two hundred years. It has retained its freshness because it appeals to the sense of wonder we all share. Maurice Sendak designed brilliant sets and costumes for the Pacific Northwest Ballet's Christmas production of Nutcracker and created even more magnificent pictures especially for this book. He joined with the eminent translator Ralph Manheim to produce this illustrated edition of Hoffmann's wonderful tale, destined to become a classic for all ages. The world of Nutcracker is a world of pleasures. Maurice Sendak's art illuminates the delights of Hoffmann's story in this rich and tantalizing treasure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780735842700
Publisher: NorthSouth Books
Publication date: 09/01/2016
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 1,246,171
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: AD990L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

E. T. A. Hoffman (1776-1822) was a short-story writer and novelist who ranked among the major figures of German romanticism. He was also a composer, designer, music critic, and a conductor of the Leipzig and Dresden operas. He is best known for creating the story of the Nutcracker, which was set to music by Peter Llyich Tchaikovsky in 1892, becoming an instant classic.

Table of Contents

Introductionix
Christmas Eve1
The Presents6
Marie's Favorite11
Strange Happenings15
The Battle27
Marie's Illness34
The Story of the Hard Nut41
The Story of the Hard Nut, Continued47
The Story of the Hard Nut, Concluded52
Uncle and Nephew60
Victory63
The Land of Dolls71
The Capital76
Conclusion95
Acknowledgments102

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The Nutcracker 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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This is an excellent way to learn about the Nutcracker ballet - this book has cut outs and a stage that the characters can be set up on - we read each act and set up the stage before we read it - My 3year old now knows every charcater in the nutcracker !