The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Book - 1999
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Baker & Taylor
A retelling of the story of Tchaikovsky's ballet based on Hoffmann's classic tale recounts Clara and the Nutcracker's voyage to the Land of Sweets

& Taylor

An enchanting retelling of the classic story based on Tchaikovsky's ballet, Clara and the Nutcracker's voyage to the Land of Sweets is enhanced by highly stylized illustrations reminiscent of Norman Rockwell's art, creating a magical fantasy world.

Oxford University Press
It is Christmas Eve, and Clara gets a very special gift--Captain Krak von Nuttenkopf of the Queen's Own Regiment. Captain Krak is a beautifully crafted nutcracker doll, carved out of wood and complete with a scarlet uniform, black boots, and a glittering sword. And then the most glorious adventure begins. Attacked by a ragtag band of rats, the nutcracker comes alive and musters up his toy soldiers. Fighting bravely against the invading rodent hordes, and with some help from Clara's slippers, Captain Krak defeats the Rat King and captures his crown. To celebrate, he takes Clara on a voyage to the magical Land of Sweets. For the Queen of the Land of Sweets is the nutcracker's mother. And lo and behold! Captain Krak is not a nutcracker anymore; he turns into the handsome Prince Krak, and takes Clara's hand, and...
Based on Tchaikovski's popular ballet, this is an enchanting retelling of the classic story. Nicki Palin's highly stylized illustrations, reminiscent of Norman Rockwell's art, create a wonderful, magical world. This is the ideal gift for the millions of children who see theatrical productions of The Nutcracker every year at Christmastime.

Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1999
ISBN: 9780192799692
Branch Call Number: J 398.20943 McC
398.20943 McC
Characteristics: 1 v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Palin, Nicki


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