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Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker Kindle Edition
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Gregory Maguire is the New York Times bestselling author of A Wild Winter Swan; Hiddensee; After Alice; Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister; Lost; Mirror Mirror; and the Wicked Years, a series that includes Wicked—the beloved classic that is the basis for the blockbuster Tony Award–winning Broadway musical of the same name—Son of a Witch, A Lion Among Men, and Out of Oz. Maguire has lectured on art, literature, and culture both at home and abroad. He lives with his family in New England and in France.
“Enchanting, mystical and filled with wonder, it’s the perfect holiday fairy tale for grown-ups.” -- People
“An inventive, and often dark, retelling of the holiday classic.” -- BuzzFeed News
“Continuing his tradition of rewriting fairy tales with an arch eye and offbeat point of view, Maguire turns his attention to Lewis Carroll and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland…A brilliant and nicely off-kilter reading of the children’s classic, retrofitted for grown-ups—and a lot of fun.” -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B01N9ZRNBG
- Publisher : William Morrow; Reprint edition (October 31, 2017)
- Publication date : October 31, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 2798 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 253 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #434,325 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I enjoyed the story from beginning to end. I have a vague idea about what The Nutcracker is about from this book, but that play/ballet I saw...well, that Mother Ginger just threw me! Now I am very interested in learning more. This book is the backstory to The Nutcracker.
This was a great book to read around Christmas. I hope my friend enjoys it as much as I did. I might have liked it more because I don't know the original story.
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Quick delivery though and value overall though. The book itself is a fun read. Definitely much less involved than the Wicked series.
Reviewed in Spain on February 5, 2021