Cover image for The nutcracker
Title:
The nutcracker
Author:
Hague, Michael.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Seastar Books, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
50 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
In this adaptation of the original 1816 German story, with elements from the ballet, Godfather Drosselmeier gives young Marie a nutcracker for Christmas, and she finds herself in a magical realm where she saves a boy from an evil curse.
Language:
English
Genre:
Added Uniform Title:
Nutcracker (Choreographic work)
ISBN:
9781587172540

9781587172557
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Book

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Summary

Adventure, fantasy, romance...a world full of toys and sweets...and, of course, Christmas--these are the hallmarks of this timeless story, brought theatrically to life by one of America's favorite illustrators. It is the unforgettable dream of a peculiar Christmas gift--a nutcracker that leads a young girl into a magical realm, where she boldly helps save a boy living under an evil curse. This elegant retelling combines E. T. A. Hoffman's original version with beloved elements of the ballet in a readable picture book format.

Michael Hague, celebrated for his lavish interpretations of classics, now makes this tale accessible to a new generation. From the sweeping drama of the battle scene to the magnificent illusions of rich, draped fabrics, every detail will be cherished.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without gift books, and a variety of impressive-looking new treatments of family classics aims to fill that niche. Michael Hague's many fans will embrace his copiously illustrated version of The Nutcracker, based both on the E.T.A. Hoffman story and on the famous ballet. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved