Annotations for Nutcracker


Baker & Taylor
Drawn from the original Hoffmann tale, this gorgeous new interpretation vividly brings to life the great battle and incredible adventures of a young girl named Marie and her wooden nutcracker, who vanquishes evil.

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Baker & Taylor
Includes the section on which Tchaikowsky based his famous ballet as well as many other adventures of Marie and her beloved toy as they battle the army of the wicked seven-headed mouse king.

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Ingram Publishing Services
For nearly two hundred years, E.T.A. Hoffmann's tale of the Nutcracker has enchanted readers, inspired artists and composers, and delighted audiences around the world. In cities and towns everywhere, children thrill to annual performances of Tchaikovsky's classic Christmas ballet about a girl named Marie who helps a wooden nutcracker defeat an evil army of mice, and is rewarded by a visit to the magical dream world, the Land of Toys.
Lisbeth Zwerger's stunning, all-new interpretation on "The Nutcracker," adapted from the original Hoffmann tale, rounds out the story depicted in the ballet, exploring the background of the feud between the Nutcracker and the seven-headed Mouse King, the true role of the mysterious Drosselmeier, the tragic fate of Princess Pirlipat, the spell cast by Mistress Mousie that is finally broken by loyal Marie, and the satisfying, happily-ever-after conclusion to the great battle and fantastic journey. In pictures filled with wit and whimsy, drama, mystery, and magic, Lisbeth Zwerger transports us to the darkest reaches and brightest beauty of this fairy-tale world.


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Ingram Publishing Services
Newly illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger, E.T.A. Hoffmann's tale of the Nutcracker, has enchanted readers for nearly twoo hundred years. Zwerger's stunning illustrations filled with wit and whimsy, drama, mystery, and magic transport us to the darkest reaches and brightest beauty of this fairytale world.


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