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After receiving a toy nutcracker with an ugly face as a Christmas gift, a little girl helps break the spell and changes him into a handsome prince
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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.
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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Book Description Crescent, 1991. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0517066947
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