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The Nutcracker

E.T.A. Hoffmann


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PUBLISHED: 19th October 2012
ISBN: 9780385348645
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     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, retaining its freshness by evoking the sense of wonder we all share.      The legendary Maurice Sendak designed brilliant sets and costumes for the Pacific Northwest Ballet's Christmas production of Nutcracker, and brought that same extraordinary vision and creativity to the magnificent pictures displayed here. He joined with the eminent translator Ralph Manheim to produce this beautifully illustrated edition of Hoffmann's wonderful tale, destined to become a classic for all ages.      The world of Nutcracker is one of whimsy and delight. Sendak's timeless, haunting, and enthralling art illuminates the delights of Hoffmann's story in this rich and tantalizing treasure.
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  • Hardcover
    $48.65
PUBLISHED: 19th October 2012
ISBN: 9780385348645
ANNOTATION:
     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, retaining its freshness by evoking the sense of wonder we all share.      The legendary Maurice Sendak designed brilliant sets and costumes for the Pacific Northwest Ballet's Christmas production of Nutcracker, and brought that same extraordinary vision and creativity to the magnificent pictures displayed here. He joined with the eminent translator Ralph Manheim to produce this beautifully illustrated edition of Hoffmann's wonderful tale, destined to become a classic for all ages.      The world of Nutcracker is one of whimsy and delight. Sendak's timeless, haunting, and enthralling art illuminates the delights of Hoffmann's story in this rich and tantalizing treasure.

Annotation

     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, retaining its freshness by evoking the sense of wonder we all share.      The legendary Maurice Sendak designed brilliant sets and costumes for the Pacific Northwest Ballet's Christmas production of Nutcracker, and brought that same extraordinary vision and creativity to the magnificent pictures displayed here. He joined with the eminent translator Ralph Manheim to produce this beautifully illustrated edition of Hoffmann's wonderful tale, destined to become a classic for all ages.      The world of Nutcracker is one of whimsy and delight. Sendak's timeless, haunting, and enthralling art illuminates the delights of Hoffmann's story in this rich and tantalizing treasure.

Publisher Description

"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.

Author Biography

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.

Review

"A classic, new and complete."--New York Times Book Review

"E.T.A. Hoffmann's Nutcracker, illustrated with wild-rumpus appeal by Maurice Sendak, restores the holiday classic to its original enigmatic luster."--Vogue

Product Details

Author
E.T.A. Hoffmann
Pages
120
Publisher
Random House USA Inc
Year
2012
ISBN-10
0385348649
ISBN-13
9780385348645
Format
Hardcover
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
Colour Illustrations
Short Title
NUTCRACKER
Language
English
Illustrator
Maurice Sendak
Media
Book
Publication Date
2012-10-19
Residence
US
Edition
12000th
Audience Age
8-11