The Nutcracker And The Mouse King by E.t.a. Hoffmann

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The Nutcracker is a Christmas story about a little girl named Maria and her wooden doll, the Nutcracker, who becomes alive to fight the evil seven-headed Mouse King.

Includes 20 illustrations by Artuš Scheiner and Ludwig Willem Reymert Wenckebach.

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About E.t.a. Hoffmann

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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.”
 
Published January 12, 2014 by Albert Whitman & Co.. 88 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Non-fiction

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Discerning use of full-page spreads and decorative border art allays Maysen's substantial text in this glowing interpretation. De Marcken's detail-rich watercolors are marked by a vibrant

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You might wonder why ETA Hoffmann's tale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King gets so few theatrical treatments at this time of year: after all, it's set at Christmas, is full of magic, and indirectly inspired one of the most popular family ballets of all time.

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Another gifty edition of the E.T.A Hoffman story, The Nutcracker: The Heirloom Edition, illus.

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by Thea Kliros, which pares the holiday classic to a length suitable for toddlers.

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Hoffman's The Nutcracker, which includes some darker tales that never made it into the dance and a CD of Tchaikovsky's musical score, performed by the London Symphony Orchestra.

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Though many children are familiar with the Nutcracker ballet, Schulman's (The 20th Century Children's Book Treasury) more complete version of Hoffman's ""The Nutcracker and the King of Mice"" will keep young readers on their toes.

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