From the Back Cover
Originally written in the early nineteenth century, the story of a little girl’s love for an enchanted nutcracker has delighted generations of readers, while the Tchaikovsky ballet based on the tale has become a holiday tradition. Now young children can enjoy this beloved classic in a specially abridged version by Bob Blaisdell. Included are all the wonderful scenes and characters: Christmas Eve at the Stahlbaum house, the arrival of Godpapa Drosselmeier and the presentation of the Nutcracker, the fierce battle between the Nutcracker and the seven-headed Mouse King, the adventures in Christmas Wood, Toyland, Marzipan Castle and much more.
The Story of The Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffmann, adapted by Bob Blaisdell and illustrated by Thea Kliros. From Dover Publications with 1996 copyright. The ISBN is 0-486-29153-7. This paperback book measures about 8-1/8″ x 5-1/8″ and has 82 numbered pages in glued binding.
See photo. In very good condition with lighter storage on the cover including crosswise stress at spine, and pages in very good condition and it feels like this book was never read. No names or other markings. Stores in and ships from clean, smoke-free home.
Generally sent the same day payment arrives. Unless you request otherwise, I will wrap the book in plastic wrap to help protect it from the elements, tightly sandwich it between pieces of cardboard, then wrap in brown paper to send via Media Mail with Delivery Confirmation tracking. See the shipping page for the cost to send a one-pound Media Mail package. Insurance is an additional cost as described. I am delighted to combine postage and insurance costs if you purchase more than one item. The second item may travel for free or just a few cents more — so it’s worth taking a look at my other items before you complete your order.
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