Cover image for The nutcracker
Title:
The nutcracker
Author:
Paschkis, Julie.
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Publication Information:
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2001.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 27 cm + 1 audio CD.
Summary:
A young girl receives a nutcracker for Christmas and, after learning how he got his ugly face, helps break a spell and change him into a handsome prince.
General Note:
Based on the classic story by E. T. A. Hoffmann.
Language:
English
Genre:
ISBN:
9780811829625
Format :
Book

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For generations, The Nutcracker has been a cherished part of the Christmas season. It has inspired artists and audiences around the world. In this splendid edition, the beloved holiday fairy tale is perfectly paired with dreamlike paintings and a full-length music CD. Readers will be moved by the tenderness of the loyal Clara, the strength of the brave Nutcracker and the wickedness of the Mouse King in this enthralling tale of love, loyalty and the power ofthe human heart. A treat for both eyes and ears, this special edition is sure to become a treasured part of any holiday collection.


Author Notes

German writer, composer, and painter ErnstTheodor Amadeus Hoffman was born in Konigsberg, Prussia in 1776. After beginning a career in the law, Hoffman turned to music, working as a conductor, music director, and critic, and later composing a ballet, an opera, and other works. He established himself as a writer with the four-volume story collection Phatasiestucke in Callier Manier (Fantasy Stories in the Manner of Callot), which was published in 1814-1815.

Even though he published several novels and story collections, including Nachtstucke (Hoffman's Strange Stories, 1817) and Die Serapionsbruder (The Serapion Brethren, 1819-1821), Hoffman continued to support himself as a legal official in Berlin. This struggle between artistry and bureaucracy is played out in many of his works.

Hoffman died of progressive paralysis in 1822.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Julie Paschkis's eclectic illustrations accompany this adaptation of E.T.A. 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. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-5-This lovely adaptation is based on Hoffmann's classic story and includes a CD recording with selections from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker performed by the London Symphony Orchestra. The text includes the often-omitted "Story of the Hard Nut," which is not part of the ballet but does serve to further readers' understanding of the cause of the conflict, and of the courage and goodness displayed by Clara. Paschkis's artwork ranges from single page to vignettes bordered with Christmas decorations relating to the action on the adjacent text, to a final, lush, double-page spread. An antique-beige background is warmly complemented by a palette of yellows, oranges, and bluish greens. Even if you have the versions by Maurice Sendak (Crown, 1991) and Janet Schulman (HarperCollins, 1999), you'll want to make room for this one.-L. F. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.