The Story Of A Nutcracker

Hardcover | December 15, 2015

byAlexandre DumasTranslated bySarah Ardizzone

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Be transported to another world this Christmas with this new version of Alexandre Dumas's well-loved tale of a toy that comes to life.
     The nutcracker doll that mysterious Godfather Drosselmeyer gives to little Marie for Christmas is no ordinary toy. On Christmas Eve, at the clocks strike midnight, Marie watches as the Nutcracker and her entire cabinet of playthings come to life and boldly do battle against the malevolent Mouse King and his armies.
     But this is only the start: read on for a tale of enchantment and transformation, enter a world by turns fantastical and sinister, a kindom of dolls and spun-sugar palaces, and learn the true history of the brave little Nutcracker.
     Adapted from a dark fairy-tale by ETA Hoffmann, Alexandre Dumas' romance of childhood imagination inspired Tschaikovsky's world-famous ballet. Brilliantly adapted by translator Sarah Ardrizzone and illuminated by Kitty Arden, this is the perfect Christmas gift for readers of all ages.

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Be transported to another world this Christmas with this new version of Alexandre Dumas's well-loved tale of a toy that comes to life.      The nutcracker doll that mysterious Godfather Drosselmeyer gives to little Marie for Christmas is no ordinary toy. On Christmas Eve, at the clocks strike midnight, Marie watches as the Nutcracker a...

ALEXANDRE DUMAS was a French playwright, historian and prolific novelist, penning a string of successful books including The Three Musketeers (1844),The Count of Monte Cristo (1845), and Twenty Years After (1845). His novels have been translated into a hundred different languages and inspired over two hundred films. In his day Dumas wa...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 9.47 × 6.26 × 0.9 inPublished:December 15, 2015Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099596040

ISBN - 13:9780099596042

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