Originally written in the early twentieth century, the story of a little girl's love for an enchanted nutcracker has delighted generations of readers, while the Tchaikovsky ballet based on the tale has become a holiday tradition.
Now young children can enjoy this beloved classic in a specially abridged version by Bob Blaisdell. Included are all the wonderful scenes and characters: Christmas Eve at the Stahlbaum house, the arrival of Godpapa Drosselmeier and the presentation of the Nutcracker, the fierce battle between the Nutcracker and the seven-headed Mouse King, the adventures in Christmas Wood, Toyland, Marzipan Castle, and much more.
Printed in large easy-to-read type and enhanced with 30 new illustrations by Thea Kliros, this Christmas favorite will entertain young readers the year round.
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Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann (1776–1822) was a German author, artist, and composer who is best remembered for his story “The Nutcracker and the King of Mice.”
Thea Kliros grew up in New York City. She attended Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont, and the Yale School of Design. First a painter and then a graphic artist, she has lived in Spain, Switzerland, and New York City. Her work includes the children's book, Three Little Pigs.
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Descripción Crescent, 1991. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0517066947
Descripción Crescent, 1991. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0517066947