Posted in 2015-2016 Club, Mock Newbery Picks

The Toymaker’s Apprentice, by Sherri Smith

Summary:  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.



4 thoughts on “The Toymaker’s Apprentice, by Sherri Smith

  1. This book was great! It had a vibrant atmosphere, amazing characters, and SO MANY REFERENCES!!! My brother has been in a version of the Nutcracker ballet 4 times and read the original book so I know the story pretty well. I would recommend this to anyone who likes fantasy novels. This read deserves a Newbery!

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