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The Nutcracker And The Mouse King Hardcover – September 1, 2009


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover: 56 pages
  • Publisher: Orchard Books; First Edition edition (September 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0545037735
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545037730
  • Product Dimensions: 11.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #726,319 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Kindergarten-Grade 4–This lavishly illustrated book features sweeping, theatrical watercolor spreads and elaborate borders that help to draw connections between the real-life action, Marie's dream, and the ballet itself. A brief introduction gives the background of the story's publication and its connection to the Tchaikovsky ballet. In comparison to the polished and stylish Nutcracker retold by John Cech (HarperBlessings, 2009), this lengthy version features more dialogue–occasionally stilted–and busier, larger illustrations.–Virginia Walter, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, CA END

About the Author

E. T. A. Hofmann is the well-known German writer and composer. He pursued a career in law before turning his talents to composing music and writing stories. He is best known for his writing, and The Nutcracker and the Mouse King is one of his most famous stories. GAIL deMARCKEN is the acclaimed illustrator for many wonderful picture books such as Miss Hunnicutt's Hat, The Quiltmaker's Gift, and The Quiltmaker's Journey, all written by Jeff Brumbeau; Clever Ali by Nancy Farmer; and Born to Pull by Bob Cary. Her artwork has won many prestigious awards. Ms. deMarcken has lived all over the world and currently lives in the woods near Ely, Minnesota, with her husband.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By R. Farrell on October 19, 2009
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I had heard the story before, but not the whole story the way the original author intended. I am glad I purchased this book and have been sharing it with my entire family.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Book Friend on October 18, 2010
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Gail de Marcken makes the scenes from this classic tale as alive as they could ever be. The colors are vivid, making you feel the emotions of the story. The details of the illustrations are delightful.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Olga Ganakina on December 14, 2011
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I ordered this book for my daughter after we went to see "The Nutcracker" ballet.
The book is of a very good quality, it is large, and makes an excellent gift.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MKuchma on January 21, 2013
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This book is just terrific -- the drawings are beautiful, and the type is awesome. I am very happy with this purchase and my grand daughter loves it!
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By Elizabeth Brewster on January 13, 2014
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This book is great for my classroom. My students loved it, and it has lots of great vocabulary words for them to learn.
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