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The Resource The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Label
The Nutcracker
Title
The Nutcracker
Statement of responsibility
by E. T. A. Hoffmann. Adapted by Janet Schulman. Illustrated by Kay Chorao. Editor: Ann Durell
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Language
eng
Summary
One of five beloved Christmas classics Written in 1816 by one of the leaders of German Romanticism for his children, nephews, and nieces, The Nutcracker captures better than any other story a child’s wonder at Christmas. The gift of a handsomely decorated nutcracker from a mysterious uncle sets the stage for a Christmas Eve like no other for the little girl Marie. That night, Marie’s extraordinary present comes to life, defends her from the taunting Mouse King, and whisks her off to the Kingdom of Dolls. The inspiration for the classic ballet, E. T. A. Hoffmann’s irresistible tale of magic and childhood adventure continues to captivate readers of all ages. Today, many of the most enchanting symbols of Christmas, from nutcrackers to sugar plums to mistletoe, are still imbued with the power of this story. Penguin Christmas Classics Give the gift of literature this Christmas. Penguin Christmas Classics honor the power of literature to keep on giving through the ages. The five volumes in the series are not only our most beloved Christmas tales, they also have given us much of what we love about the holiday itself. A Christmas Carol revived in Victorian England such Christmas hallmarks as the Christmas tree, holiday cards, and caroling. The Yuletide yarns of Anthony Trollope popularized throughout the British Empire and around the world the trappings of Christmas in London. The holiday tales of Louisa May Alcott shaped the ideal of an American Christmas. The Night Before Christmas brought forth some of our earliest Christmas traditions as passed down through folk tales. And The Nutcracker inspired the most famous ballet in history, one seen by millions in the twilight of every year. Collect all five Penguin Christmas Classics: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Christmas at Thompson Hall: And Other Christmas Stories by Anthony Trollope A Merry Christmas: And Other Christmas Stories by Louisa May Alcott The Night Before Christmas by Nikolai Gogol The Nutcracker by E. T. A. Hoffmann
Summary
One Christmas after hearing how the toy nutcracker made by her godfather got his ugly face, a little girl helps break the spell and changes him into a handsome prince
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098221
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E. T. A. Hoffmann
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1776-1822
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  • Hoffmann, E. T. A.
  • Chorao, Kay
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Fiction / Classics
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The Nutcracker
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Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003417
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780698170940
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Nutcracker
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003417
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780698170940
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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