The Nutcracker

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A lavish adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffmann's original story about a cursed nutcracker that comes to life at Christmas. Carter creates a marvellous setting complete with scenes straight out of the theatre, lush jewel-toned artwork, and spectacular paper engineering (a toy ballerina spins and the swan boat moves back and forth in the waves). From a snowy Christmas Eve in a clock and toy workshop, the intriguing story weaves its magical course. The ugly wooden nutcracker fights a fierce battle with the evil seven-headed mouse king ...

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Karen Lee N

Nov 29, 2010

A story that lives on

I recall listening to The Nutcracker as a child, but who would guess that sixty years later the same story holds a fascination for adults as well as children. Do your children or grandchildren a favor and expose them to this timeless tale that is so perfect at Christmas

pbdayton

Jan 24, 2008

amazing illustrations!

Hoffmann knew what he was doing when he wrote The Nutcracker. It's a magical story full of beautiful and frightening characters. But the real magic of this book lies in the illustrations. They are gorgeous.

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