The Nutcracker by E. T. A. Hoffmann, Berlie Doherty


The Nutcracker by E. T. A. Hoffmann, Berlie Doherty

A lyrical and beautiful retelling of a much-loved story from award-winning author Berlie Doherty, which has been adapted for the ballet throughout the world for centuries. This version captures the magical essence of childhood, and Ian Beck's exquisite and enchanting illustrations make this a book to treasure for many years to come.


The wonder, excitement and strangeness are all there, while first-person narrative adds poignancy and an inescapable sense of loss. Ian Beck's distinctive illustrations powerfully capture the changes of mood in this beautifully designed book The Bookseller Ian Beck comes close to creating a theatrical performance on paper ... It's magical TES

About the Author

IAN BECK is a familiar name to the Doubleday/Corgi lists with his previous successful picture books. A freelance illustrator for over twenty years (including such notable artwork as the record cover for Elton John's Yellow Brick Road album), Ian turned to writing and illustrating children's books on the birth of his own first child. BERLIE DOHERTY began writing for children in 1983, after teaching and working for schools radio. She has written more that 35 books for children, as well as for the thearte, radio and television, and won the Carnegie Medal twice : in 1987 for GRANNY WAS A BUFFER GIRL and in 1992 for DEAR NOBODY. She has also won the Writer's Guild Children's Fiction Award for DAUGHTER OF THE SEA. Her work is published all over the world, and many of her books have been televised.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 5 from 5 to 7 To 7


E. T. A. Hoffmann, Berlie Doherty
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Publication date

6th November 2003



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