The Toymaker’s Apprentice by Sherri L. Smith audiobook

The Toymaker’s Apprentice

By Sherri L. Smith
Read by Janina Edwards

Blackstone Publishing 9780399252952

Unabridged

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Runtime: 9.98 Hours
Category: Fiction/Action & Adventure
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A gorgeously imagined retelling of The Nutcracker from an award-winning author making her middle-grade debut.

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The Toymaker’s Apprentice is a big, swift-moving tale, bursting with invention. Partly a mad retelling of The Nutcracker by way of Pinocchio, partly an homage to the rich folklore of Central Europe, it transcends its sources to become something altogether new.” Ben Tripp, author of The Accidental Highwayman
“An inventive fantasy.” Booklist
“Men and mice engage in mortal conflict in this multilayered retelling…A fast-paced adventure.” Kirkus Reviews
“An absorbing tale of adventure, invention, family loyalty, and sly humor…Bursting with unforgettable characters.” School Library Journal (starred review)

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Author Bio: Sherri L. Smith

Author Bio: Sherri L. Smith

Sherri L. Smith is the award–winning author of several novels for young adults, including the critically acclaimed Flygirl, Orleans, and The Toymaker’s Apprentice.

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Available Formats : Retail CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Action & Adventure
Runtime: 9.98
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English