Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Teaser Tuesday - Nutcracker and Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffmann

For reasons, I've started reading Nutcracker and Mouse King, which most of you will recognise as the famous ballet.

I borrowed this from the NLB eReads program, and I just realised this book contains two versions of the story - the original and the French retelling. I'm looking forward to seeing how different they are!

My teaser:

"Marie supposedly is still queen of a land where you can see sparkling Christmas Forests everywhere as well as translucent Marzipan Castles - in short, the most splendid and most wondrous things, if you only have the right eyes to see them with. 
And that was the tale of the Nutcracker and the Mouse King." 
What is your Teaser Tuesday?


  1. I think most of us have probably heard about The Nutcracker and I too am curious if they will be different. Happy reading.
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT - End of Enemies by Grant Blackwood

  2. Sounds like a fun book, especially at Christmastime. It would be fun to compare the two versions.
    My Tuesday post features THE LITTLEST COWBOY.

  3. I wonder if you know about what the rat king in folklore is. The mouse king in Nutcracker is modeled on this phenomenon. Don't read this if you're eating lunch... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat_king_(folklore)

    I have two teasers today from Veronica Roth’s YA dystopian “Divergent” series:



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