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MAURICE SENDAK’S The Nutcracker

Crown Publishers, 1984. Signed limited edition. #72 of 250 copies signed by Maurice Sendak. Includes original signed lithograph by Sendak. In opened original shrink-wrap. Mint.

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Christmas Classics Collection: The Nutcracker, Old Christmas, a Christmas Carol (Deluxe 3-Book Boxed Set) By Charles Dickens, E. T. a. Hoffmann, Washington Irving Cover Image
$34.99
ISBN: 9781398833944
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Published: Sirius Entertainment - October 3rd, 2023

This ornate 3-volume box set brings together the classic Christmas tales, A Christmas Carol, The Nutcracker, and Old Christmas, presented as delightful pocket editions with gilded page edges and classic illustrations.


The Wounded Storyteller: The Traumatic Tales of E. T. A. Hoffmann By E. T. A. Hoffmann, Natalie Frank (Illustrator), Jack Zipes (Translated by), Karen Russell (Foreword by) Cover Image
By E. T. A. Hoffmann, Natalie Frank (Illustrator), Jack Zipes (Translated by), Karen Russell (Foreword by)
$40.00
ISBN: 9780300263190
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Published: Yale University Press - May 30th, 2023

E. T. A. Hoffmann’s classic tales of Gothic horror and fantasy are presented in a new translation accompanying the beguiling drawings of Natalie Frank
 
“Sumptuous. . . . [Natalie Frank’s] artwork . . .  is gruesome perfection.”—Meghan Cox Gurdon, Wall Street Journal

 
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The Golden Pot: and other tales of the uncanny By E. T. A. Hoffmann, Peter Wortsman (Translated by) Cover Image
By E. T. A. Hoffmann, Peter Wortsman (Translated by)
$24.00
ISBN: 9781953861702
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Published: Archipelago - October 24th, 2023

“I could list plausible comparisons all day and night, but The Golden Pot is simply unlike anything else I have ever read.” — Justin Taylor, The Washington Post

Macabre and fantastical, Hoffmann’s wildly imaginative tales offer an unflinching view of human nature and sing clearer than ever in a masterful new translation


The Kingdom of Sweets: A Novel of the Nutcracker By Erika Johansen Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781524742751
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Published: Dutton - November 28th, 2023

This gloriously transportive reimagining of The Nutcracker tells the tale of twin sisters, divided by envy and magic, set against each another one fateful Christmas Eve.


The Dream Symbols Card Deck: Decode Your Nightly Dreams By Nicole Chilton Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781523523207
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - July 11th, 2023

Unlock the hidden mysteries of your mind and learn all about what your dreams are telling you with this specially curated dream interpretation deck.

The messages from your subconscious may seem obscure and in a secret code, but these 50 richly illustrated cards filled with information and prompts for reflection offer the key. What does it mean to dream about birds?


I Must Be Dreaming By Roz Chast Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781620403228
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - October 24th, 2023

A USA TODAY BESTSELLER
A New Yorker Best Book of the Year
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

A Washington Post Best Graphic Book of the Year


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The eagerly anticipated baking bible from America's most respected authority: 100+ recipes for cookies, cakes, breads, breakfast pastries, and much more.

A Best Book of the Year: NPR, Los Angeles Times, Epicurious


Tulipina's Floral Fantasy: Magnificent Arrangements and Design Inspiration from World-Renowned Florist Kiana Underwood By Alessandra Mattanza, Kiana Underwood (Contributions by), Nathan Underwood (By (photographer)) Cover Image
By Alessandra Mattanza, Kiana Underwood (Contributions by), Nathan Underwood (By (photographer))
$35.00
ISBN: 9781797226842
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Published: Chronicle Books - December 5th, 2023

A gorgeous visual guide to designing jaw-dropping botanical arrangements from world-renowned floral artist Kiana Underwood.

Filled with photos of hundreds of lush arrangements and expert wisdom from floral design star Kiana Underwood, this imaginative guide provides all the secrets and visual inspiration to create your own spectacular flower arrangements for special occasions.


Jan Brett's The Nutcracker By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593109823
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - November 16th, 2021

Jan Brett's striking illustrations and the Christmas classic The Nutcracker are a match made in picture book heaven.

When Marie and her brother Fritz receive a special Christmas nutcracker from their uncle, Marie immediately feels something magical. "He looks like a real boy," she mused. "A real boy with a secret, who came from far away."


The Night Before the Nutcracker (American Ballet Theatre) By John Robert Allman, Julianna Swaney (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593180914
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - September 6th, 2022

Get a front-row seat and experience the excitement of opening night as young dancers prepare for a performance of The Nutcracker. This festive holiday picture book, created in partnership with American Ballet Theatre, is a perfect gift for young readers and dance fans.

’Twas the night before The Nutcracker and, sleepless in their beds,


The Nutcracker By New York City Ballet, Valeria Docampo (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781481458290
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Published: Little Simon - September 20th, 2016

The New York City Ballet presents a classic ballet tale for a modern ballet lover with George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, a holiday favorite.

The New York City Ballet is known for showcasing classic stories of the ballet with their trademark stylish and modern sensibility.


Charlotte and the Nutcracker: The True Story of a Girl Who Made Ballet History By Charlotte Nebres, Alea Marley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Charlotte Nebres, Alea Marley (Illustrator)
$17.99
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ISBN: 9780593374900
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - December 21st, 2021

A reimagined and modern take on the holiday favorite, this picture book weaves together the classic Christmas tale of The Nutcracker and the true-life story of 12-year-old ballerina Charlotte Nebres, the first Black girl to play Marie in the New York City Ballet’s production.


Tap! Tap! Tap!: Dance! Dance! Dance! By Herve Tullet Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781797221465
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Published: Chronicle Books - May 16th, 2023

Read, play, and DANCE on the pages of this interactive and definitely out-of-the box picture book from the creator of Press Here!

New from the New York Times bestselling creator Hervé Tullet!


Gloria's Promise (American Ballet Theatre): A Ballet Dancer's First Step By Robin Preiss Glasser, Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593181003
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Published: Random House Studio - March 21st, 2023

From the New York Times bestselling illustrator and former ballet soloist Robin Preiss Glasser comes a story about a young ballet dancer whose boundless determination makes her dream of dancing with the American Ballet Theatre come true.


Baller Ina By Liz Casal Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593567098
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 1st, 2023

Swish! Sure to be a slam-dunk at storytime, this rhyming picture book introduces readers to Ina, a graceful ballerina...who also loves to get competitive on the basketball court!

Doesn’t matter what you call her.
Ballerina, basketballer.
On the court or at the barre,
Ina is a superstar!


My Cat Does Ballet By Robert Heidbreder, Matt Schu (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Robert Heidbreder, Matt Schu (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781665917032
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - October 17th, 2023

A boy shares his love of ballet with his cat in this adorable picture book that leaps and glides through ballet terms, famous dancers, and the special bond between a young dancer and his pet.

Some cats pounce, snooze, or climb up the curtains. But one boy has a pet cat that does ballet, jumping after flies in perfect grands jetés and gliding across floors with smooth glissades.


Angelina's Big City Ballet (Angelina Ballerina) By Katharine Holabird, Helen Craig (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Katharine Holabird, Helen Craig (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781665947572
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Published: Little Simon - December 12th, 2023

The classic bestselling Angelina Ballerina picture book about Angelina’s trip to the big city is back in a beautiful, refreshed hardcover edition!

For the first time ever, Angelina Ballerina is visiting the most famous city in Mouseland: the Big Cheese! She can’t wait to explore the city and perform her fairy ballet.


Angelina's Ballet Bag (Angelina Ballerina) By Katharine Holabird, Helen Craig (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Katharine Holabird, Helen Craig (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781665902090
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Published: Simon Spotlight - February 1st, 2022

Pack your bag for ballet class with Angelina Ballerina in this interactive novelty book—featuring three lift-the-flaps, a foil mirror, and a pop-up finale!

More than anything, Angelina loves to dance. Her dream is to become a prima ballerina one day! But first, Angelina has to get to dance recital to practice for a big performance.


Cozy in Love By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593109854
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - November 8th, 2022

This lovable companion to Jan Brett's instant New York Times bestselling winter classic, Cozy, shows that kindness and cleverness can capture a heart.

After losing a test of strength to another musk ox in his herd, Cozy is convinced he’ll never impress his crush, Lofti.
 


The Night Before Christmas By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator), Clement Clarke Moore Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780399256707
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - November 1st, 2011

Jan Brett's Christmas classic is a visual masterpiece!


The Twelve Days of Christmas By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780399220371
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 13th, 1989

"On the first day of Christmas
My true love gave to me
A partridge in a pear tree."

For many centuries young and old alike have been singing about the maids a-milking, the lords a-leaping, and a partridge in a pear tree. A Christmas carol, a parlor game, and a delightful counting song-The Twelve Days of Christmas- is indeed a favorite of the holiday season.