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The Resource Hiddensee : a tale of the once and future Nutcracker, Gregory Maguire

Hiddensee : a tale of the once and future Nutcracker, Gregory Maguire

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Hiddensee : a tale of the once and future Nutcracker
Title
Hiddensee
Title remainder
a tale of the once and future Nutcracker
Statement of responsibility
Gregory Maguire
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Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Hiddensee imagines the backstory of the Nutcracker, revealing how this entrancing creature came to be carved and how he guided an ailing girl named Klara through a dreamy paradise on a Christmas Eve. At the heart of Hoffmann's mysterious tale hovers Godfather Drosselmeier -- the ominous, canny, one-eyed toy maker made immortal by Petipa and Tchaikovsky's ballet -- who presents the once and future Nutcracker to Klara, his goddaughter. But Hiddensee is not just a retelling of a classic story. Maguire discovers in the flowering of German Romanticism a migrating strain of Hellenic mystery-cult and ponders a profound question: How can a person who is abused by life, shortchanged and challenged, nevertheless access secrets that benefit the disadvantaged and powerless? Ultimately, Hiddensee offers a message of hope. If the compromised Godfather Drosselmeier can bring an enchanted Nutcracker to a young girl in distress on a dark winter evening, perhaps everyone, however lonely or marginalized, has something precious to share."--
Summary
Hiddensee: An island of white sandy beaches, salt marshes, steep cliffs, and pine forests north of Berlin in the Baltic Sea. Godfather Drosselmeier, a one-eyed toy maker, presents a Nutcracker to Klara, his goddaughter. Klara is a young girl in distress on a dark winter evening... and everyone, however lonely or marginalized, has something precious to share
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Audio
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technical information on music
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Provided by publisher
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10602325
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CtWfDGI
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Maguire, Gregory
Dewey number
813/.54
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not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Performed by Steven Crossley
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1776-1822
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Crossley, Steven
  • Hoffmann, E. T. A.
  • Harper Audio (Firm)
  • HarperCollins (Firm)
  • Playaway Digital Audio
  • Findaway World, LLC
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fairy tales
  • Christmas stories
  • Magic
Target audience
adult
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a tale of the once and future nutcracker
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not applicable
Label
Hiddensee : a tale of the once and future Nutcracker, Gregory Maguire
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Publication
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  • Unabridged
  • Title from playaway label
  • "HD."
  • "LIGHT."
  • Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player
  • One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening
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unknown
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unknown
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  • other
  • other
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  • sz
  • nz
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
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not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
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other
Extent
1 audio media player (approximately 10 hours)
File format
one file format
Form of item
direct electronic
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not applicable
Isbn
9781509460984
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
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unknown
Media category
  • audio
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • n
Other physical details
digital, HD audio
Publisher number
36444
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
other
Speed
other
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not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Hiddensee : a tale of the once and future Nutcracker, Gregory Maguire
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Title from playaway label
  • "HD."
  • "LIGHT."
  • Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player
  • One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
  • other
  • other
Carrier category code
  • sz
  • nz
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 audio media player (approximately 10 hours)
File format
one file format
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781509460984
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • audio
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • n
Other physical details
digital, HD audio
Publisher number
36444
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
other
Speed
other
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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