You can now place requests for physical library materials on this website. Be advised that items recently returned to the library may continue to appear on your account for a few days. For the safety of library customers and staff, returned materials are quarantined for 72 hours before they are checked in. Please contact your local library for hold pickup instructions, or to ask any questions about returned items.

The Nutcracker in Harlem

by McMorrow, T. E.,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 19 Libraries 21 of 21 copies
Available (21)
Location Collection Call #
Braddock Carnegie Library Picture Books P HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS MCM
Location  Braddock Carnegie Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  P HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS MCM
 
 
C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Picture Books E McM
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  E McM
 
 
CLP - Beechview Children's Seasonal/Holiday qj FICTION McMorrow
Location  CLP - Beechview
 
Collection  Children's Seasonal/Holiday
 
Call Number  qj FICTION McMorrow
 
 
CLP - East Liberty Children's Seasonal/Holiday qj FICTION McMorrow
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Children's Seasonal/Holiday
 
Call Number  qj FICTION McMorrow
 
 
CLP - Hill District Children's Seasonal/Holiday qj FICTION McMorrow
Location  CLP - Hill District
 
Collection  Children's Seasonal/Holiday
 
Call Number  qj FICTION McMorrow
 
 
CLP - Homewood Children's Seasonal/Holiday qj FICTION McMorrow
Location  CLP - Homewood
 
Collection  Children's Seasonal/Holiday
 
Call Number  qj FICTION McMorrow
 
 
CLP - Knoxville Children's Seasonal/Holiday qj FICTION McMorrow
Location  CLP - Knoxville
 
Collection  Children's Seasonal/Holiday
 
Call Number  qj FICTION McMorrow
 
 
CLP - Main Library Children's Department - Seasonal/Holiday qj FICTION McMorrow
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Children's Department - Seasonal/Holiday
 
Call Number  qj FICTION McMorrow
 
 
CLP - Main Library Children's Department - Seasonal/Holiday qj FICTION McMorrow
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Children's Department - Seasonal/Holiday
 
Call Number  qj FICTION McMorrow
 
 
CLP - Sheraden Children's Seasonal/Holiday qj FICTION McMorrow
Location  CLP - Sheraden
 
Collection  Children's Seasonal/Holiday
 
Call Number  qj FICTION McMorrow
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Seasonal/Holiday qj FICTION McMorrow
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Children's Seasonal/Holiday
 
Call Number  qj FICTION McMorrow
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Seasonal/Holiday qj FICTION McMorrow
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Children's Seasonal/Holiday
 
Call Number  qj FICTION McMorrow
 
 
CLP - West End Children's Seasonal/Holiday qj FICTION McMorrow
Location  CLP - West End
 
Collection  Children's Seasonal/Holiday
 
Call Number  qj FICTION McMorrow
 
 
CLP - Woods Run Children's Seasonal/Holiday qj FICTION McMorrow
Location  CLP - Woods Run
 
Collection  Children's Seasonal/Holiday
 
Call Number  qj FICTION McMorrow
 
 
F.O.R. Sto-Rox Library Picture Books JUV PIC MCM
Location  F.O.R. Sto-Rox Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  JUV PIC MCM
 
 
Moon Township Public Library Juvenile Seasonal HOLIDAY JE MCMORROW
Location  Moon Township Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Seasonal
 
Call Number  HOLIDAY JE MCMORROW
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Holiday j Ea MCMORROW T.
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Holiday
 
Call Number  j Ea MCMORROW T.
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC MCMORROW HOL
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  J PIC MCMORROW HOL
 
 
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E MCM
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
 
Call Number  J E MCM
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book j PICT BK MCMORROW
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
 
Call Number  j PICT BK MCMORROW
 
 
Whitehall Public Library Picture Books PIC McMorrow
Location  Whitehall Public Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  PIC McMorrow
 
 
Summary

A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year!

This jazz-inspired reinvention of The Nutcracker is a worthy tribute to the dreamlike wonder and magic of the Christmas season.

In this original retelling, set in New York City during the height of the Harlem Renaissance, one little girl finds her voice as a musician thanks to her enchanting adventures with a magical toy.

This quintessential holiday tale is brought to vivid life by debut picture book author T. E. McMorrow and Coretta Scott King Award-winning illustrator James Ransome. An author's note at the end provides additional information about the history of the Harlem Renaissance, and about the author's inspiration for this musical retelling.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A grand house in Harlem fills with music and dancing on a Christmas Eve in the 1920s. Beside the decorated tree, Uncle Cab gives young Marie a drummer boy nutcracker. Late that night, the tree magically grows to enormous height, while the nutcracker plays his drum, and the toy soldiers and dolls dance. When an army of mice attacks and the drummer falls, Marie beats his drum to rally the troops, who drive away the mice. Marie awakens on Christmas morning and joins her family and guests in singing a holiday song. Drawing on his memories of working as a stagehand for the Dance Theatre of Harlem, McMorrow bases his story on Hoffmann's classic but gives it a Harlem Renaissance setting and tweaks the details as well. From the dreamy, lyrical jacket illustration to the moonlit street scene to the beautifully individualized portrayals of characters in period clothing, Ransome's deep-toned watercolor paintings bring the story and its Jazz Age background to life on the page. A familiar ballet story, reinterpreted with style.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "First-time author McMorrow sets this romantic reimagining of Hoffmann's holiday ballet in 1920s Harlem, streamlining the plot while tapping into the cultural, musical, and social resonance of the Harlem Renaissance. Looking on warily as her parents host the revelers, an African-American girl named Marie is reluctant to join in the singing or dancing, despite the reassurance of a woman named Miss Addie (inspired by singer Adelaide Hall). "Music lives inside everyone," she tells Marie. "You just have to let it out." This proves true when Marie falls asleep and helps her nutcracker (a gift from her Cab Calloway-inspired Uncle Cab) defeat an invading mouse army with the "dum-diddy-dum" of a drum she plays. Filled with motion, emotion, and period detail, Ransome's vivid watercolors celebrate the magic of both the fairy-tale world Marie dreams herself into and the vibrant real-life community that is eager to help her find her voice. Ages 4-8. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Families -- New York (State) -- Harlem -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Family life -- New York (State) -- Harlem -- Fiction.
Christmas -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Christmas fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :2017
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Nussknacker und Mausekönig.
Contributors Ransome, James, illustrator.
Hoffmann, E. T. A. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus), 1776-1822. Nussknacker und Mausekönig.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780061175985
0061175986
9780061175992
0061175994
Other Classic View