Nutcracker And Mouse King And The Tale Of The Nutcracker

Paperback | October 30, 2007

byE. T. A. Hoffmann, Alexandre DumasTranslated byJoachim Neugroschel

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The original stories behind everyone's favorite Christmas ballet

It wasn't until the 1950s that seeing The Nutcracker at Christmastime became an American tradition. But the story itself is much older and its original intent more complex. This eye-opening new volume presents two of the tale's earliest versions, both in new translations: E.T.A. Hoffmann's Nutcracker and Mouse King (1816), in which a young girl is whisked away to the Land of Toys to help her animated nutcracker defeat the Mouse King, and Alexandre Dumas's 1845 adaptation, The Tale of the Nutcracker, based on Hoffmann's popular work. Irresistible tales of magic, mystery, and childhood adventure, these timeless delights and fresh interpretations about the importance of imagination will captivate readers of all ages.

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The original stories behind everyone's favorite Christmas ballet It wasn't until the 1950s that seeing The Nutcracker at Christmastime became an American tradition. But the story itself is much older and its original intent more complex. This eye-opening new volume presents two of the tale's earliest versions, both in new translations...

Alexandre Dumas was born July 24, 1802, at Villiers-Cotterets, France, the son of Napoleon's famous mulatto general, Dumas. Alexandre Dumas began writing at an early age and saw his first success in a play he wrote entitled Henri III et sa Cour (1829). A prolific author, Dumas was also an adventurer and took part in the Revolution of 1...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.5 inPublished:October 30, 2007Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143104837

ISBN - 13:9780143104834

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for Nutcracker fans Quite different from the Nutcracker story I know. The description of what was happening with toys as if they were alive really made you feel like you were seeing the story through a child's eyes.
Date published: 2016-11-14