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Hiddensee

A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker

Book - 2017
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"Imagines the backstory of the Nutcracker, revealing how this entrancing creature came to be carved and how he guided an ailing girl named Klara through a dreamy paradise on a Christmas Eve. At the heart of [E.T.A. Hoffmann's original] mysterious tale hovers Godfather Drosselmeier--the ominous, canny, one-eyed toy maker made immortal by Petipa and Tchaikovsky's ballet--who presents the once and future Nutcracker to Klara, his goddaughter."--P. [2] of jacket.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : William Morrow, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062684387
0062684388
Branch Call Number: F Mag

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AL_SUMMER Nov 15, 2017

This retelling serves as a prequel to the Nutcracker. The story is imaginative and sometimes dark, weaving in several other fairy tales. Maguire saves the best for last in this one - if you are looking for a retelling of the Nutcracker, don't skip part three.

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