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Nutcracker

Written by E.T.A. Hoffmann & illustrated by Maurice Sendak
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Jan 1, 1984
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Pages
8-12
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What's Nutcracker About

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“A classic, new and complete. One of the ten best illustrated children’s books of the year.” — New York Times Book Review

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.

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This is a fantastic addition to any holiday book collection! The illustrations are detailed and gorgeous, and the classic story is told in an engaging and accessible way. My three-year-old loves ballet and The Nutcracker, and she’ll love this book!

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Who Wrote Nutcracker

Who Illustrated Nutcracker

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Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak was born June 10, 1928, in Brooklyn, NY. He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for <i>Where the Wild Things Are</i>. In 1970 he received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration, and he remains the only American ever awarded this honor. In 1983, Sendak received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, given in recognition of his entire body of work. He also received a 1996 National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution of arts in America. He illustrated over 80 books. He died May 8, 2012.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780385348645
Publication Date:
January 1, 1984
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2014381010
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0385348649
Lexile® Level:
1040L
ATOS® Book Level:
5.4
Accelerated Reader® Points:
2.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
183708
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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