# 022722

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Item #: 022722
ISBN: 9780060278144
Grades: 3

Product Description:

This lovely edition of E.T.A. Hoffman's classic holiday take has been adapted by Janet Schulman and is accompanied by gorgeous illustrations by Ren©e Graef. The hardcover storybook is perfect for Christmas bedtime stories, and there's even an audiobook CD included featuring a narration by Claire Bloom and music from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker ballet, perfect for those car trips over the river and through the woods. 34 pages.

Publisher Description:

Each December, generations of children delight in the ballet version of the quintessential Christmas story The Nutcracker. But few have had the opportunity to revel in the richly detailed original tale. Now, in this glorious new edition, acclaimed children's book author and editor Janet Schulman returns to the source'E.T.A. Hoffmann's The Nutcracker and the King of Mice. Here we meet Marie, her Nutcracker, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and all the other delightful characters, and we discover the answers to questions left unanswered by the ballet, like why the Nutcracker and the King of Mice were enemies.

Artist Rene Graef adds her own enchantment with stunning, jewellike paintings that bring the story thrillingly to life. As an added bonus, this must-have Christmas gift also includes a free audio CD with Tchaikovsky's inimitable musical score and a reading of the complete story by actress Claire Bloom.

Primary Subject
Library Builders
E.T.A. Hoffmann
Brand Name
HarperCollins Childrens
0.9 (lbs.)
11.25" x 8.88" x 0.31"
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Karla B on Aug 21, 2022
What is the running time on the CD? Is the music being played in the background while it is being read?
A shopper on Oct 17, 2017
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