For generations, The Nutcracker has been a cherished part of the Christmas season. It has inspired artists and audiences around the world. In this splendid edition, the beloved holiday fairy tale is perfectly paired with dreamlike paintings and a full-length music CD. Readers will be moved by the tenderness of the loyal Clara, the strength of the brave Nutcracker and the wickedness of the Mouse King in this enthralling tale of love, loyalty and the power of the human heart. A treat for both eyes and ears, this special edition is sure to become a treasured part of any holiday collection.