Originally written in the early twentieth century, the story of a little girl's love for an enchanted nutcracker has delighted generations of readers, while the Tchaikovsky ballet based on the tale has become a holiday tradition.
Now young children can enjoy this beloved classic in a specially abridged version by Bob Blaisdell. Included are all the wonderful scenes and characters: Christmas Eve at the Stahlbaum house, the arrival of Godpapa Drosselmeier and the presentation of the Nutcracker, the fierce battle between the Nutcracker and the seven-headed Mouse King, the adventures in Christmas Wood, Toyland, Marzipan Castle, and much more.
Printed in large easy-to-read type and enhanced with 30 new illustrations by Thea Kliros, this Christmas favorite will entertain young readers the year round.
|Availability||Usually ships in 24 to 48 hours|
|Author/Editor||E. T. A. Hoffmann|
|Grade level||Kindergarten - 3 (ages 4 - 8)|
|Dimensions||5 3/16 x 8 1/4|