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The Nutcracker

By Grace Maccarone, Illustrated by Célia Chauffrey

$17.99 US / $23.99 CAN

An adaptation of the classic Christmas tale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E. T. A. Hoffman, complete with beautiful illustrations!

On Christmas Eve, Clara and Fritz are waiting patiently for the party to start and for their godfather, Drosselmeyer, to bring them presents. When he finally arrives, he brings many wonderful toys, but Clara is taken by a rather simple nutcracker. Her brother promptly steals and breaks it, but Drosselmeyer repairs it for her. After everyone else goes to sleep, she goes to say goodnight to the Christmas tree and nutcracker, when something strange happens. The tree and the entire room seem to grow around her, and huge, squeaking mice invade the room. . . . But her nutcracker springs to life to defend her! Clara and the nutcracker defeat the Mouse King, and the nutcracker turns into a human. They meet the Sugarplum Fairy and are entertained by dancers from all around the world before Clara wakes up. Was it all a dream?

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Book Details

ISBN9781499802818
Page Count40
FormatHardcover
SubformatPicture Book
Trim size9.25" x 12"
Age range4-8
Publication dateSeptember 20, 2016
Publication seasonFall 2016
RightsWorld

Author/Illustrator Bio

  • Grace Maccarone is a children’s book editor and the author of many books for young readers, including Miss Lina’s Ballerinas, Miss Lina’s Ballerinas and the Prince, and the First Grade Friends series. She lives in Westchester, New York.
  • Célia Chauffrey is a children’s book illustrator who was born and raised in a suburb of Paris. After studying literature, she trained to become a graphic designer at Émile Cohl art school in Lyon, France. Célia has illustrated several books that have been published in Europe.

Product Description

An adaptation of the classic Christmas tale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E. T. A. Hoffman, complete with beautiful illustrations!

On Christmas Eve, Clara and Fritz are waiting patiently for the party to start and for their godfather, Drosselmeyer, to bring them presents. When he finally arrives, he brings many wonderful toys, but Clara is taken by a rather simple nutcracker. Her brother promptly steals and breaks it, but Drosselmeyer repairs it for her. After everyone else goes to sleep, she goes to say goodnight to the Christmas tree and nutcracker, when something strange happens. The tree and the entire room seem to grow around her, and huge, squeaking mice invade the room. . . . But her nutcracker springs to life to defend her! Clara and the nutcracker defeat the Mouse King, and the nutcracker turns into a human. They meet the Sugarplum Fairy and are entertained by dancers from all around the world before Clara wakes up. Was it all a dream?