About the Author
Don Daily (1940-2002) illustrated many classic children’s books and anthologies for Courage Books. He also created posters for many films, including The Lone Ranger, The Great Santini, and Roots. Daily’s work has appeared in such magazines as Reader's Digest, Cosmopolitan, and Good Housekeeping.
Date of Birth:June 10, 1928
Place of Birth:Brooklyn, New York
Education:Art Students' League
Table of Contents
|The Story of the Hard Nut||41|
|The Story of the Hard Nut, Continued||47|
|The Story of the Hard Nut, Concluded||52|
|Uncle and Nephew||60|
|The Land of Dolls||71|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I'm a great fan of the Nutcracker ballet and was intruiged by the actual story that inspired it. Unfortunately it is not quite the charming fairy tale I had hoped it would be. It's rather dark and moody, quite unlike the fantasy and magic of the ballet, yet interesting nonetheless. I prefer this edition for Maurice Sendack's incredible illustrations, they are reason enough to purchase this book. To see them live visit the wonderful production of the Nutcracker Ballet put on by the Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle.