The Story of the Nutcracker

The Story of the Nutcracker

by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Paperback(Abridged)

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Overview

Originally written in the early twentieth century, the story of a little girl's love for an enchanted nutcracker has delighted generations of readers, while the Tchaikovsky ballet based on the tale has become a holiday tradition.
Now young children can enjoy this beloved classic in a specially abridged version by Bob Blaisdell. Included are all the wonderful scenes and characters: Christmas Eve at the Stahlbaum house, the arrival of Godpapa Drosselmeier and the presentation of the Nutcracker, the fierce battle between the Nutcracker and the seven-headed Mouse King, the adventures in Christmas Wood, Toyland, Marzipan Castle, and much more.
Printed in large easy-to-read type and enhanced with 30 new illustrations by Thea Kliros, this Christmas favorite will entertain young readers the year round.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486291536
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 07/11/1996
Series: Dover Children's Thrift Classics Series
Edition description: Abridged
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 791,428
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

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.”

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