The Toymaker's Apprentice (Paperback)

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A gorgeously imagined Nutcracker retelling from award-winning author Sherri L. Smith.

Stefan Drosselmeyer is a reluctant apprentice to his toymaker father until the day his world is turned upside down. His father is kidnapped and Stefan is enlisted by his mysterious cousin, Christian Drosselmeyer, to find a mythical nut to save a princess who has been turned into a wooden doll. Embarking on a wild adventure through Germany, Stefan must save Boldavia's princess and his own father from the fanatical Mouse Queen and her seven-headed Mouse Prince, both of whom have sworn to destroy the Drosselmeyer family.

Based on the original inspiration for the Nutcracker ballet, Sherri L. Smith brings the Nutcracker Prince to life in this fascinating journey into a world of toymaking, magical curses, clockmaking guilds, talking mice and erudite squirrels.

"An absorbing tale of adventure, invention, family loyalty, and sly humor. . . . Bursting with unforgettable characters." --School Library Journal, starred review

"Exceedingly well done, this is a great fantasy novel and is highly recommended for middle grade readers, fans of fantasy, and lovers of The Nutcracker." --VOYA

About the Author


Sherri L. Smith (www.sherrilsmith.com ) is the author of several novels for young adults, including the critically acclaimed Flygirl and Orleans. She lives in Los Angeles, California. Follow her on Twitter: @Sherri_L_Smith


Product Details
ISBN: 9780399545177
ISBN-10: 0399545174
Publisher: Puffin Books
Publication Date: October 4th, 2016
Pages: 400
Language: English

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