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Nutcracker by E.T.A Hoffmann, pictures by Maurice Sendak GIVEAWAY!

NutcrackerNutcracker. December has gotten away from me around here and I forgot to give away a this gorgeous hardcover book.

I used it in a quiz a few weeks ago and you can click here to see the pics I took.  It is 100 pages of gorgeousness 🙂  I want to thank Debbie from Random House for sending this book for the quiz and a giveaway.


“A classic, new and complete. One of the ten best illustrated children’s books of the year.” — New York Times Book Review

The tale of Nutcracker, written by E.T.A. Hoffmann in 1816, has fascinated and inspired artists, composers, and audiences for almost two hundred years. It has retained its freshness because it appeals to the sense of wonder we all share.

Maurice Sendak designed brilliant sets and costumes for the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Christmas production of Nutcracker and created even more magnificent pictures especially for this book. He joined with the eminent translator Ralph Manheim to produce this illustrated edition of Hoffmann’s wonderful tale, destined to become a classic for all ages.

The world of Nutcracker is a world of pleasures. Maurice Sendak’s art illuminates the delights of Hoffmann’s story in this rich and tantalizing treasure.

                        After hearing how her toy nutcracker got his ugly face, a little girl helps break the spell and watches him change into a handsome prince.

I’d like to get this mailed this week, so let’s get the giveaway started!  To be entered just leave a comment with your email address.  For a second entry you can tweet about it or post a link to Facebook.

Gage will draw a winner before he goes to bed on Thursday night (12/20). 

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  1. I think you have my email address; do I still need to post it? Either way, the book looks gorgeous!

    Comment by Word Lily | December 18, 2012 | Reply

  2. I believe that one of my grandchildren would love to have this book. And Maurice Sendak is a genius.

    Comment by Lloyd Russell | December 19, 2012 | Reply

  3. I’d love to win this book! Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂


    Comment by The Ramblings of a Demented Mind | December 19, 2012 | Reply

  4. I’m so glad you all got one because it has such great illustrations!

    Comment by rhapsodyinbooks | December 19, 2012 | Reply

  5. this beautiful book would be a treasure. thanks.

    Comment by Anne | December 19, 2012 | Reply

  6. It’s such a beautiful book! I’d love to be entered for a chance to win a copy, Stacy.

    Comment by Literary Feline | December 19, 2012 | Reply

  7. I adore the Nutcracker story. My parents took my sister and I to the Nutcracker Ballet every Christmas season when I was growing up. I’d love to win this book and finally own a gorgeous copy of this story.

    Thank you for this fantastic giveaway and finding the time in what I’d guess is an extremely busy time of year for you and a fun one with Gage, to post this giveaway.

    Comment by Amy | December 19, 2012 | Reply

  8. I would love to win this for my son…he adores Christmas and books. Thanks so much for the giveaway and the chance to win a little literary Christmas cheer. I also tweeted about your giveaway @stiletostrytime.

    Stiletto Storytime

    Comment by Courtney | December 19, 2012 | Reply

  9. I just went to take my daughter to see the Philadelphia ballet perform this and I know she would love the book!

    Comment by Jenny | December 19, 2012 | Reply

  10. Please throw my name in the hat. This book looks fantastic!

    diaryofaneccentric at

    Comment by Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) | December 20, 2012 | Reply

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