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The American Nutcracker
The American Nutcracker is a magical retelling of the classic Christmas children’s tale with a decidedly American twist. The American Nutcracker combines a story of nutcrackers and dolls come to life with the American log-cabin frontier ethos and the wide diversity of the American experience. A lively plot loosely based on the E.T.A. Hoffman original includes a Nutcracker, a Sugar Plum fairy, a real girl looking to put the excitement back into Christmas, and a diversity of dolls who get involved in an adventure that includes Native Americans, magical happenings, and growing up.
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07/26/2019
American Nutcracker press release

The American Nutcracker

Diane Reynolds

Karyn Riccelli, illustrator

August 20, 2019

Paperback 9781733657006

$9.99

Kindle: eISBN: 9781733657013

Barnesville, Ohio … We are pleased to announce the release of The American Nutcracker, a retelling of the classic Christmas children’s tale with an American twist.

The American Nutcracker combines a magical story of nutcrackers and dolls come to life with the American log-cabin frontier and the wide diversity of the American experience. A lively plot loosely based on the E.T.A. Hoffman original includes strong nods to Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House in the Big Woods and a few winks at Jane Austen—but entertains regardless of a reader’s experience of either author. 

A somewhat silly Nutcracker, a Sugar Plum fairy, a real girl looking to put the excitement back into Christmas, and a diversity of dolls get involved in an adventure that includes Native Americans, magical happenings, and growing up. Strong women role models help animate the tale.

The American Nutcracker emerged from the idea that it was time for a retelling of a beloved story—without a seven-headed mutant mouse or armies of mice running around a house— and with a cultural surround more familiar and accessible to an American audience.

About the Author:  Diane Reynolds is an award-winning journalist, scholar, book reviewer, college instructor, and author of the groundbreaking biography The Doubled Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. She has long been a lover of children’s literature and is pleased to be publishing her first children’s book.

Visit us on-line at https://americannutcracker.blogspot.com/ 

 

 

 

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