On Christmas Eve, Fritz and Marie excitedly await the arrival of Godfather Drosselmeyer and the interesting gifts he brings them every year. When Marie discovers a curious nutcracker doll among the presents, she finds herself caught up in an age-old battle before being transported to a magical world of sugar-frosted castles, chocolate kings and true love. Ever since E.T.A. Hoffmann wrote The Nutcracker and the Mouse King in 1816, it has delighted children all over the world. The inspiration for Tchaikovsky’s ballet, this irresistible tale of magic and childhood adventure continues to captivate readers of all ages. Just one piece of our jigsaw library, this 96-piece double-sided puzzle features a beautiful illustration from an iconic scene on one side and an extract from the book on the other, making it the perfect gift for book lovers and puzzlers alike.