While we were in South Carolina visiting the cousins, we were so lucky to have the opportunity to attend the Dickens’ Christmas Festival and see our cousin perform in the window as a mouse from the classic Nutcracker. It’s a holiday classic that seems to add magic to the holidays!
E.T.A. Hoffmann, author of NUTCRACKER, with illustrations by Maurice Sendak, and translated by Ralph Manheim, is a book sure to rekindle magic time and time againe. This book has recently been reissued afterfollowing Sendak’s death and on the 50th anniversary of Where the Wild Things Are. It is a lush and beautifully illustrated edition, which is perfect for the entire family and that serves as a wonderful tribute to his life at a time when his legions of fans worldwide are honoring his legacy and ballets are performing their own versions of this timeless classic. Called “a classic, new and complete” by the New York Times Book Review, Sendak’s NUTCRACKER (On Sale October 30, 2012)brings to life E.T.A. Hoffmann’s mysterious world with his extraordinary illustrations, and this stunning reissue will be published just in time for the holidays.