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Nutcracker /

by Hoffmann, E. T. A. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus); Sendak, Maurice[illustrator.]; Manheim, Ralph.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [2012]Description: xiv, 102 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9780385348645; 0385348649.Uniform titles: Nussknacker und Mausek├Ânig. English.Subject(s): Fairy tales | Children's stories -- Pictorial works | Christmas stories | Children's stories -- Pictorial worksSummary: After hearing how her toy nutcracker got his ugly face, a little girl helps break the spell and watches him change into a handsome prince. 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. List(s) this item appears in: AESL: Christmas readings 2016 | AESL: Christmas
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Originally published: New York : Crown, 1984.

After hearing how her toy nutcracker got his ugly face, a little girl helps break the spell and watches him change into a handsome prince.

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.

Translated from the German.

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