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Varia and Munich of the Brothers Grimm and E T A Hoffman Hiddensee recreates the backstory of the Nutcracker reimaging how this entrancing creature came to be carved and how it magically guided an ailing little girl named Klara through a dreamy paradise on a snowy Christmas Eve It also brings to life the mysterious godfather Drosselmeier the ominous canny one eyed toymaker made immortal by Petipa and Tchaikovsky’s ballet who presents the once and future Nutcracker to Klara his goddaughterBut Hiddensee is not just a retelling of a. Young Herr Drosselmeyer travels around meeting people some are interesting most are not Klara shows up in the last few pages a sickly ray of sunshine but by then it's too late I kept wondering why the author wanted to revisit this tale if he couldn't be bothered to breathe a little life into the story The Coda however was lovely and almost but not uite made me want to tack on an extra star

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HiddenseeIn this imaginative novel rooted in the rich soil of early nineteenth century German Romanticism beloved New York Times bestselling author Gregory Maguire twins an origin legend of the famous Nutcracker with the life of Drosselmeier the toymaker who carves himGregory Maguire’s novels have been called bewitching remarkable extraordinary engrossing amazing and delicious Having brought his legions of devoted readers to Oz in Wicked Wonderland in After Alice and Dickensian London in Lost Maguire now takes us to the Black Forest of Ba. The book began with a 'tale' which never really seemed to take shape or reach a conclusion Mr Maguire knows how to write this genre well; but I was disappointed with the disjointed story of Dirk and his purpose and the mainly incidental references to the nutcracker he madeI will re read soon and try to piece together what I may have missed the first time around