The "Nutcracker" is Peter Tchaikovsky's classic magical tale of Clara & her Prince & their journey to the land of sweets. This full-color illustrated version has been adapted by Carin Dewhurst & includes a full-length CD recorded by the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas. As you read the story, you can listen to the music on the CD & dance with Clara & her friends. The story begins at Clara's home at a lovely party on Christmas Eve. When the mysterious Herr Drosselmeyere arrives & gives Clara a Nutcracker, she is thrilled. A special Listener's Guide offers a plot summary that corresponds with the ballet to make the listening more enjoyable & more rewarding. Full-color photos & illustrations.
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Lisbeth Zwerger’s inspired artwork brings the classic Nutcracker tale to a new level of sophistication.About the Author:
Alexandre Dumas was famous throughout the world for his historical novels of heroism and adventure, including The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. His father, a General, died when Alexandre was four, and his mother raised him on stories of his father's exploits. Like many authors of his day, he began writing plays and journalism, later moving on to serialized fiction and crime stories.
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Book Description Diane Pub Co, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 24 pages. 11.40x10.90x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1422355241