First Second The Nutcracker and the Mouse King: The Graphic Novel
First Second The Nutcracker and the Mouse King: The Graphic Novel

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King: The Graphic Novel

By E.T.A. Hoffmann

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Publication Date: September 8, 2020

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Ages 6 to 10

Just in time for the holidays, Natalie Andrewson brings the tale that inspired the Nutcracker ballet to life with a spellbinding adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffman's original story.

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.

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

About the Author

Natalie Andrewson is a comic artist, printmaker, and illustrator. She's made short form comics with Peow Studio, Shortbox, and BOOM! Studios. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times, Hazlitt, and the New Yorker, and she’s done narrative work for Cartoon Network, Dreamworks, Titmouse, and Oculus. She likes to make Risograph comics and prints and attend comic festivals in her spare time. The Nutcracker and the Mouse King is her first graphic novel. natalie-andrewson.com

Format: Hardcover with dust jacket

Length: 144 pages

Publisher: First Second

Publication Date: September 8, 2020

ISBN: 9781596436817

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