The Nutcracker Author:E. T. A. Hoffmann Countless children have seen or will see the "Nutcracker" ballet-it has become part of our holiday tradition. Yet when they see the ballet, children often have questions about the story. Why, they ask, were the King of Mice and the Nutcracker enemies? How was it that the Nutcracker turned into a handsome prince? These questions-and many othe... more »rs-are answered in this sparkling adaptation, the only one that draws both from the ballet and from E. T. A. Hoffmann's original fantasy, written in 1816. The result is an effortlessly interwoven tapestry, complete with exquisitely detailed illustrations, that captures the special magic and spirit of this enduring fairy tale.
Adapted by Janet Schulman for younger readers. In nice condition, pages still nice and white. Lovely drawings to illustrate the story.« less