Yesterday Samantha’s school went on a field trip to go see the Nutcracker. Well, not the entire school only three grades went, but we pulled Sam from class so she could see it.
My girls LOVE watching The Nutcracker and every Christmas they beg me to read the The Nutcracker and the Mouse King on a daily basis. If you don’t know the story of The Nutcracker then I highly recommend you buy the book and get the movie!
In this gorgeous telling of The Nutcracker, Gail de Marcken brings E.T.A. Hoffmann’s richly enchanting world to life. With beautifully detailed illustrations, the story of THE NUTCRACKER AND THE MOUSE KING will become an instant classic . It’s a story readers of all ages will delight in.
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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