A Nutty Nutcracker Christmas by Wilson Swain

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This is no ordinary Nutcracker . . .This time, it s Fritz s story. The traditional Nutcracker tale gets turned on its head in this rollicking Christmas adventure, based on the hit musical 'A Nutcracker Christmas' by the popular children s rock star Ralph Covert (Ralph s World) and playwright G. Riley Mills. Includes a CD of songs from the musical, and a read-aloud track with the music and story woven together. It s a musical picture book! Summary: All Fritz wants to do on Christmas Eve is play his video game, Mouse Hunter 5000, but when he breaks his sister s nutcracker, his game gets locked in the toy closet. Fritz is furious until an amazing thing happens: the evil Mouse King from his video game comes to life . . . and so does the Nutcracker! The Mouse King is determined to ruin Christmas, and Fritz and the Nutcracker will have to join forces and take a magical journey to stop him!


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Ralph Covert is a singer and songwriter who also writes plays, musicals, and books. His first children's album, Ralph's World (2001), was called "the best children's album of this or any year" by Billboard. He lives in Chicago. G. Riley Mills is an award-winning playwright. He lives in Chicago. Wilson Swain is the illustrator of The Castaway Pirates. He lives in Glendale, California.
Published October 21, 2009 by Chronicle Books. 45 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When the Mouse King comes out of the game to ruin Christmas, Fritz is joined by another character, a broken Nutcracker toy who turns into a girl, and together they battle the Mouse King in the Christmas Wood.

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The book comes with a CD of Ralph Covert's dramatic reading and five songs, including the Mouse King's rendition of Let's Ruin Christmas.

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