Based on the Classic Story by E.T.A. Hoffmann
Chronicle Books, Hardcover, 9780811829625, 40pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2001
For generations, The Nutcracker has been a cherished part of the Christmas season. It has inspired artists and audiences around the world. In this splendid edition, the beloved holiday fairy tale is perfectly paired with dreamlike paintings and a full-length music CD. Readers will be moved by the tenderness of the loyal Clara, the strength of the brave Nutcracker and the wickedness of the Mouse King in this enthralling tale of love, loyalty and the power of the human heart. A treat for both eyes and ears, this special edition is sure to become a treasured part of any holiday collection.
Julie Paschkis is a fine artist and illustrator who lives in Washington. She has also illustrated Night Garden, which was selected by the New York Times as one of the ten best illustrated children's books of 2000. This is her first book with Chronicle Books.