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- DescriptionIt is Christmas Eve and Clara and her brother Fritz are excited! Every year uncle Drosselmeier brings them special Christmas gifts. This year Clara gets a wooden soldier. It's a nutcracker and Fritz thinks he looks a bit silly, but Clara falls in love with his big, kind eyes. And that night she discovers her new friend can do a lot more than crack nuts. He used to be a brave soldier who fell in love with a real princess...In this magical picture book An Leysen gives the classic Christmas story by E.T.A. Hoffmann a new look. Her evocative art will transport you to the wonderful world of the mean mouse king and the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy. For children aged 5 and up, and for everyone who love fairy tales!
- Author BiographyAn Leysen is an art teacher in secondary school. Her experience with children has inspired her to start writing and illustrating her own books.
- PublisherClavis Publishing
- Date of Publication01/10/2015
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Place of PublicationChicago, IL
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintClavis Publishing
- Content NoteColor illustrations throughout
- Weight471 g
- Width260 mm
- Height248 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Illustrator(s)An Leysen
- Format DetailsPicture book
- Interest AgeFrom 6
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