A Tale of the Once and Future NutcrackerBook - 2017
"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.  of jacket.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : William Morrow, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: F Mag
Alternative Title: Tale of the once and future Nutcracker