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Der Herr Der Nussknacker Iain Lawrence

Der Herr Der Nussknacker

Iain Lawrence

Published
ISBN : 9783570304693
Paperback
224 pages
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Ten-year-old Johnny eagerly plays at war with the army of nutcracker soldiers his toymaker father whittles for him. But in 1914, Germany looms as the real enemy of Europe, and Johnnys father proudly enlists to fight at the front in France. JohnnyMoreTen-year-old Johnny eagerly plays at war with the army of nutcracker soldiers his toymaker father whittles for him. But in 1914, Germany looms as the real enemy of Europe, and Johnnys father proudly enlists to fight at the front in France. Johnny misses his dad and believes he will return in a few months. It is not to be. As letters arrive from Johnnys dad, they reveal the ugly realities of combat--and the soldiers he carves and encloses begin to bear its scars. Still, Johnny adds the soldiers to his armies of Huns, Tommies, and Frechmen, engaging them in furious fights. But when these games seem to foretell his dads real battles, Johnny thinks he possesses godlike powers over his wooden men. He fears he controls his fathers fate, the lives of all the soldiers in no-mans land, and the outcome of the war itself.