It 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!