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Nutcracker

Written by E.T.A. Hoffmann and illustrated by Maurice Sendak

Published by The Crown Publishing Group

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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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  • Age Range: 8-12
  • Pages: 120
  • Book Type: picture
  • Publication Date: January 1, 1960
  • ISBN: 0385348649
  • ISBN 13: 978-0385348645
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Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader

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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