The Nutcracker

Author(s): An Leysen


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!


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An Leysen is an art teacher in secondary school. Her experience with children has inspired her to start writing and illustrating her own books.

General Fields

  • : 9781605372365
  • : Clavis Publishing
  • : Clavis Publishing
  • : September 2015
  • : 248mm X 260mm
  • : United States
  • : December 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : An Leysen
  • : Hardback
  • : 1215
  • : An Leysen
  • : English
  • : 839.3137
  • : 48
  • : Color illustrations throughout