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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: 9780517087886
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/04/1993
Series: Christmas Treasury Pop-Up Series

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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