Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffman

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This deluxe volume is distinguished by the glorious illustrations of the late award-winning artist Don Daily. It's a gorgeous keepsake edition of E.T.A. Hoffman's classic story about the little girl who visits the land of the Sugarplum Fairy. Featuring a sumptuously designed cloth cover with tipped-on image, plus gold and silver foil stamping and a ribbon marker with charm, this is sure to be pulled out of the Christmas box each holiday season and shared with the family for years to come.
 

About E.T.A. Hoffman

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E. T. A. Hoffman (1776-1822) was a short-story writer and novelist who ranked among the major figures of German romanticism. He was also a composer, designer, music critic, and a conductor of the Leipzig and Dresden operas. He is best known for creating the story of the Nutcracker, which was set to music by Peter Llyich Tchaikovsky in 1892, becoming an instant classic.
 
Published September 25, 2003 by Running Press Kids. 56 pages
Genres: Children's Books. Non-fiction

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Sweet Ella Bella returns for her fourth appearance in a story based on a famous ballet, this time in a dreamlike interaction with the cast of The Nutcracker.

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McCaughrean’s lyrical retelling of the story introduces readers to the story that the Tchaikovsky ballet is based on, using Hoffman’s names, explaining why the Nutcracker Prince was under a spell, and introducing his father, the king of the Land of Sweets, and their connection to Professor Drosse...

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Hoffman’s original 1816 story serves as the text for this version, and readers familiar with the tale through the ballet will find some aspects of the plot are different.

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Another gifty edition of the E.T.A Hoffman story, The Nutcracker: The Heirloom Edition, illus. by Don Daily, features an oversize trim, unjacketed red cloth cover with gold foil accents and a ribbo

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Another gifty edition of the E.T.A Hoffman story, The Nutcracker: The Heirloom Edition, illus. by Don Daily, features an oversize trim, unjacketed red cloth cover with gold foil accents and a ribbo

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Nevada Ballet Theatre ballerina Amy Von Handorf poses for a portrait dressed as a sugar plum fairy at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts during rehearsals for "The Nutcracker" on Tuesday.

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