The Nutcracker and the Mouse King: The Graphic Novel

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King: The Graphic Novel

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.

Title:The Nutcracker and the Mouse King: The Graphic Novel
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781596436817
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    The Nutcracker and the Mouse King: The Graphic Novel Reviews

  • Morgan

    Well this helped me understand the book better. The original book is good, but very confusing. I loved the art work. Reminded me of sugar cookies. Now I'm hungry and want ALL the cookies....

  • Carin

    In this fantastical graphic novel, Natalie Andrewson goes back to the original story of The Nutcracker, as told by E.T.A. Hoffmann, which is considerably different from the ballet, so be prepared. Mar...

  • Peacegal

    I'll admit, I've never been a big fan of "The Nutcracker." I'm still recalling countless holiday seasons of being forced to watch it in school, in both filmstrip and videotape form, and my lack of ent...

  • Katie

    What a weird weird story. I've only know the vague ballet and not the details behind the story, so this was quite a fever dream....

  • Mia

    Disclaimer: My review for this book is based on an ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley; all the following opinions I express are wholly my own. The Nutcracker and the Mouse King: The Graphi...

  • Katherine

    As the story of the Nutcracker is fairly well known, I’ll spare the synopsis. I didn’t love Andrewson’s rendition of the story. I get that a few aspects need to be updated to be more suited for ...

  • Becky B

    A graphic novel retelling of E.T.A. Hoffman’s tale about a girl with a great imagination, her devotion to a nutcracker she finds under the Christmas tree, how the Nutcracker and the Mouse King came ...

  • April Gray

    Before reading this book, I was only vaguely familiar with the story of the Nutcracker- I've never read any version of the story, never watched any film adaption of it, and have only seen bits of the ...

  • Rachel

    The E.T.A. Hoffman Nutcracker is one I re-read every year, so I'm very familiar with the story. I support Natalie Andrewson on Patreon and I was so excited to read her graphic novel adaptation. I thin...

  • Rosemary

    Let the holiday book love commence! The graphic novel retelling of the beloved Nutcracker classic is both fantastic and surreal. Organized into 14 chapters, the story of Marie and Fritz Stahlbaum has ...