Readers of all ages will be enchanted by this gloriously illustrated edition of a beloved holiday fable.
Award-winning Russian artist Maria Mikhalskaya's phantasmagorical images recapture the spirit of E. T. A. Hoffmann's 1816 fairy tale, which served as the basis for Tchaikovsky's musical interpretation. The popular ballet, set to the Russian composer's irresistible score, adds a veneer of kitsch and cuteness. But the original, less-familiar drama, however, possesses elements of a stranger, darker, more intriguing nature. Like a Russian nesting doll, the narrative tells a story inside of a story inside of yet another story.
Hoffmann, who excelled in exploring the boundaries between fantasy and reality, drew upon the magic of Christmas to lend imaginative sparkle to the adventures of a little girl who falls in love with a nutcracker doll. A seven-headed mouse king and his army of mice, a mysterious godfather, and a vengeful rodent mother add spice to the holiday treat. This deluxe heirloom edition offers the chance to make an old tale into a new seasonal tradition.
- Contemporary fiction
- Age range:
- 8+ years old
- Publication Date:
- Dover Publications Inc.
- Country of origin:
- United States
- Dimensions (mm):
Due to longer than standard delivery times at this time of year, we cannot guarantee that this item will arrive by Christmas.
This title is in stock with our UK supplier and arrives at our Sydney warehouse within 2-3 weeks of you placing order. An overall delivery estimate to you, (arrival time to A&R + delivery via post to your address) can be found below.
Once received into our warehouse we will despatch it to you with a Shipping Notification which includes online tracking.
An overall delivery time for this item, including the 1-2 week arrival time to A&R, to your address is:
NSW Metro: 9- 12 working days.
NSW Regional: 10 - 15 working days.
VIC & SA Metro: 10 - 13 working days.
VIC & SA Regional: 10 - 15 working days.
QLD Metro: 10 - 15 working days.
QLD Regional: 14 - 22 working days.
TAS: 10 - 15 working days.
WA Metro: 10 - 15 working days.
WA Regional: 13 -16 working days.
NT Metro: 13 - 16 working days.
NT Regional: 14 - 22 working days.
Please add one week to the above time due to the busy holiday season.