Publisher: Crown Publishers, New York
Publication Date: 1984
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.
051755285X E.T.A. Hoffmann. NUTCRACKER. Pictures by Maurice Sendak. New York: Crown, (1984). FIRST EDITION. 9.75 x 9.75 inches. 102 pages. Cloth. Book in fine condition, no owner's name. Dustjacket moderately worn, few short tears, small sticker on rear panel, price on front flap intact. Illustrations in color by Maurice Sendak. ISBN. Bookseller Inventory # 005421
Synopsis: "A classic, new and complete. One of the ten best illustrated children's books of the year."
-- New York Times Book Review
The tale of Nutcracker, written by E.T.A. Hoffmann in 1816, has fascinated and inspired artists, composers, and audiences for almost two hundred years. It has retained its freshness because it appeals to the sense of wonder we all share.
Maurice Sendak designed brilliant sets and costumes for the Pacific Northwest Ballet's Christmas production of Nutcracker and created even more magnificent pictures especially for this book. He joined with the eminent translator Ralph Manheim to produce this illustrated edition of Hoffmann's wonderful tale, destined to become a classic for all ages.
The world of Nutcracker is a world of pleasures. Maurice Sendak's art illuminates the delights of Hoffmann's story in this rich and tantalizing treasure.
About the Author:
Maurice Sendak received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are. In 1970 he received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration, and he remains the only American ever awarded this honor. In 1983, Sendak received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, given in recognition of his entire body of work. He also received a 1996 National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution of arts in America.
Ralph Manheim, translator of Grimm's Fairy Tales and many other works, was a renowned German-language translator.
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