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The Nutcracker and the Mouse King: The Graphic Novel

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King: The Graphic Novel

Written by E.T.A. Hoffmann and adapted by Natalie Andrewson

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On Sale: 09/08/2020

ISBN: 9781250805072

144 Pages, Ages 6-10

Natalie Andrewson brings E.T.A. Hoffmann’s surreal and fantastical story to life like never before in this vibrant graphic novel adaptation of the beloved Christmas classic, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.

Of all the gifts under the tree on Christmas Eve, only one captures Marie Stahlbaum’s heart: a humble nutcracker.

He’s a curious little man, with kind eyes, sweet red cheeks, and a friendly appearance.

And as midnight nears, he comes to life, revealing a fairy-tale world of magic and wonder, wicked princesses and fierce battles . . . and an ancient curse that can only be broken with the help of a true friend.

With the evil Mouse King looming and her dream world threatened, Marie will have to find the strength to stand up for her nutcracker—no matter what it takes.

Written by E.T.A. Hoffmann and adapted by Natalie Andrewson

Natalie Andrewson is an illustrator, comic artist and printmaker from Charlotte, North Carolina, currently residing in Los Angeles, California. She's worked all across the creative spectrum for clients like The New York Times, NPR, Simon & Schuster, Disney and Dreamworks. She loves to draw dream-like adventures with vibrant colors and energetic lines and in her spare time she enjoys making fantasy-inspired Risograph prints and comics. The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, published by First Second, is her debut graphic novel. natalie-andrewson.com

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Photo Credit: Rebecca Mock

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