ISBN10: 051755285X ISBN13: 9780517552858 Contributors: Sendak, Maurice; Manheim, Ralph (Translator) Publisher: Random House Childrens Pub (Lib) Published: Oct 1 1991 Weight: 1.50lbs. Height: 10.25" Width: 10.00" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
First edition. Signed by Sendak on title page.
"A classic, new and complete. One of the ten best illustrated children's books of the year."
-- "New York Times Book Review"
The tale of "Nutcracker," written by E.T.A. Hoffmann in 1816, has fascinated and inspired artists, composers, and audiences for almost two hundred years. It has retained its freshness because it appeals to the sense of wonder we all share.
Maurice Sendak designed brilliant sets and costumes for the Pacific Northwest Ballet's Christmas production of "Nutcracker" and created even more magnificent pictures especially for this book. He joined with the eminent translator Ralph Manheim to produce this illustrated edition of Hoffmann's wonderful tale, destined to become a classic for all ages.
The world of "Nutcracker" is a world of pleasures. Maurice Sendak's art illuminates the delights of Hoffmann's story in this rich and tantalizing treasure.