For Christmas, Clara is given beautiful new ballet shoes and a special nutcracker doll. The nutcracker comes alive, turns into a handsome prince, and the marvellous adventures begin. Clara and her prince defeat the king of the rats, and together they travel to the amazing Land of Sweets. Basedon the well-loved ballet, this is an enchanting retelling of the famous story. Nicki Palin's stunning illustrations create a wonderful, magical world.