'The Nutcracker and the Mouse King' was originally written in 1816 by E T A Hoffman. This story was then adapted by Alexander Dumas and it is from this adaptation which the ballet originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with the score by Tchaikovsky.
There are many, many re-tellings of this festive story, but the joy of this one is its fabulous illustrations.Each spread is full of Christmas colour and joy as the story of Clara and her Nutcracker doll unfolds.
This traditional Christmas story is perfect for sharing and the pictures add to the magic of the tale, bringing it brilliantly to life. Just lovely!
The Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffmann, illustrated by Valeria Docampo
Parragon Books ISBN: 9781474833639