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Nutcracker And Mouseking: A Legend
Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, Carl Reinecke
Lockwood, Brooks, 1876
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Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann was a German Romantic author of fantasy and horror, a jurist, composer, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist. Renate Raecke has been adapting and translating children's books for more than 25 years. Yana Sedova was born in Moscow. The Snow Queen, her first book in English, is published by minedition Anthea Bell is the recipient of the Schlegel Tieck Prize for translation from German, the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, and the Helen and Kurt Wolff Prize in 2002 for the translation of W. G. Sebald's Austerlitz, and the 2003 Austrian State Prize for Literary Translation.Review:
"Illustrated with rich, painterly precision and dreamlike details that echo the story’s shifts from reality to fantasy . . .A gorgeously made edition." —Virginia Walter, School Library Journal
"Illustrated with rich, painterly precision and dreamlike details that echo the story’s shifts from reality to fantasy . . . A gorgeously made edition." —Virginia Walter, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
"Raecke impressively adapts Hoffmann’s original story of the Nutcracker, using evocative yet accessible language to bring the story to a picture book audience . . . . full of intriguing images that readers will want to study closely. Raecke leaves readers with Marie’s realization that 'the most truly marvelous things may be seen—if only people choose to look,' a message worth remembering throughout the year." —Publishers Weekly
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