The Nutcracker Mice

byKristin KladstrupIllustratorBrett Helquist

October 24, 2017|
The Nutcracker Mice by Kristin Kladstrup
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A young mouse must save her production of The Nutcracker in a charming holiday tale from the author of The Gingerbread Pirates and the illustrator of A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Hidden in Saint Petersburg’s famed Mariinsky Theater are the world’s tiniest ballet fans: the Mariinsky mice, including Esmeralda, a rising dancer in the Russian Mouse Ballet Company. Despite being unable to control her tail, Esmeralda has just been assigned the lead role of Clara in a ballet debuting at Christmas: The Nutcracker. But when she learns that the new ballet features mice as villains, her excitement turns to horror: the mice of Saint Petersburg will never come to see such a production. Meanwhile, nine-year-old Irina is convinced that the mice she’s seen in the Mariinsky — the mice her father, the custodian, is supposed to exterminate — are not only fans of the ballet, but dancers themselves. No one will believe her, so it falls to Irina to help save the mice everyone else considers vermin . . . and perhaps to help Esmeralda ensure the future of the mouse company. Sweet and inventive, Kristin Kladstrup’s ballet fantasy features artwork by beloved illustrator Brett Helquist, old-fashioned drama, and just a touch of holiday magic.
Title:The Nutcracker MiceFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:336 pages, 8.31 X 6.38 X 1.06 inShipping dimensions:336 pages, 8.31 X 6.38 X 1.06 inPublished:October 24, 2017Publisher:Candlewick PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0763685194

ISBN - 13:9780763685195

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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