Lord of the Nutcracker Men

CD - unabridged
Audio (6 discs)
Product Number: C1772
Released: Jul 05, 2002
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402523175
Narrator/s: Steven Crossley
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Ten-year-old Johnny's toymaker father has volunteered for service in the British Army of World War I. At first, his spirits are high as he completes basic training, but his tone becomes grim once he reaches the front. To ease his son's worries, Johnny's dad carves him little figurines that reflect his experiences in the war. Comprised of letters from his father, followed by Johhny's feelings, Lord of the Nutcracker Men is a haunting and poignant tale. Author Iain Lawrence has written numerous books for young adults, including Ghost Boy and The Smugglers.


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Lord of the Nutcracker Men
Product Number: BX00034882
Product Number:C1772
Product Number:Z10222

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Author(s): Iain Lawrence
Narrator(s): Steven Crossley
Product Number Z10222
Released: Jun 12, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490663586

Professional reviews

"London-born Steven Crossley creates the sounds of war--guns, airplanes, soldiers' pain--as he reads letters sent to 10-year-old Johnny by his dad, a British toy-maker turned soldier. Horrors of war reach the muddy backyard where Johnny uses his hand-carved wooden soldiers to play out the battles his beloved father faces in the trenches of France during WWI. German accents of the enemy are performed with equal excellence as the listener is pulled deeper and deeper into the suffering and despair all soldiers feel as they confront war's agonies. D.P.M. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"

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