The Nutcracker Mice

Author(s): Kristin Kladstrup; Brett Helquist (Illustrator)

Christmas Books

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 new 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.


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General Fields

  • : 9781536215762
  • : Candlewick Press
  • : Candlewick Press
  • : 0.322958
  • : September 2020
  • : .9 Inches X 6.06 Inches X 8 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Kristin Kladstrup; Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
  • : 336
  • : [E]
  • : English
  • : Paperback