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Publisher Comments:

One Christmas, the toys of Marie and Fritz come to life, leading to a series of amazing adventures. With its festive setting and magical atmosphere, The Nutcracker has become closely associated with Christmas — its fame further enhanced by the Tchaikovsky balled based upon it. James Mayhew's richly evocative illustrations, combined with David Clement-Davies' lively retelling, capture all the energy, the excitement, and the fantasy of the original, making The Nutcracker vividly accessible for all ages. Photographs and historical facts place the story firmly in context, allowing readers to enter fully into the story's dreamlike world.

Synopsis:

DK is rapidly building up a highly successful series of Classics for today's children

-- Abridgments of the authors' own words and expert retellings make the great books of the past really accessible

-- Narrative artwork by well-known illustrators tells each story in pictures

-- Photographs and factual information bring the world of the Classic vividly to life

-- The series features "golden age" children's literature, classic adventure stories, and legends from the oral tradition

-- Specially designed for readers aged eight and older, but can be read aloud to younger children

-- Beautiful production makes Eyewitness Classics excellent gifts

About the Author

E.T.A. Hoffmann (1776-1822), the German writer, composer, diplomat, soldier, and painter, achieved lasting fame with his wonderful tales, which combine magical flights of fancy with dark insights into human nature. Written in 1816, The Nutcracker is not only Hoffmann's best-loved story but a window on his extraordinary life. He based Marie and Fritz, the children whose toys come to life on Christmas Eve, on the children of friends, and the character of the sinister toymaker, Godpapa Drosselmeier, on himself.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780789447661
ill.:
Mayhew, James
Author:
Clement-Davies, David
Author:
Hoffmann, Ernst
Author:
DK Publishing
Author:
Mayhew, James
Publisher:
DK CHILDREN
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Holidays & Festivals - Christmas
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
Holidays & Celebrations - Christmas & Advent
Edition Number:
1st
Edition Description:
American
Series:
DK Classics
Publication Date:
20010829
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
10.30x7.91x.46 in. .98 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 64 pages Dorling Kindersley Publishing - English 9780789447661 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , DK is rapidly building up a highly successful series of Classics for today's children

-- Abridgments of the authors' own words and expert retellings make the great books of the past really accessible

-- Narrative artwork by well-known illustrators tells each story in pictures

-- Photographs and factual information bring the world of the Classic vividly to life

-- The series features "golden age" children's literature, classic adventure stories, and legends from the oral tradition

-- Specially designed for readers aged eight and older, but can be read aloud to younger children

-- Beautiful production makes Eyewitness Classics excellent gifts

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