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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (190 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Iain Lawrence Narrator: Steven Crossley Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2006 ISBN:
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10-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. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen L. | 1/13/2014

    " About a 10 year old boy from England who's father goes off to fight in WW1. Much of the story is told through the fathers letters to young Johnny. In each letter the father sends a hand carved wooden soldier. There is something mysterious to Johnny about these soldiers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 1/9/2014

    " A sad, strange, interesting view of WWI. It's nice to see the war from the perspective of the home-front. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy W'f | 12/5/2013

    " This is a children's book, but it is one of the best written accounts of what it was like on the home front during the first world war--all from a child's perspective--that I have ever read. The anguish and the fears are clearly depicted. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alana | 8/9/2013

    " great! i loved the portrayal of the realities of the Great War. Both the options at home and the realities on the battle front. i think this book is a great look for those who think being a solider is easy, it's not, war is hell. great job on the research! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Velvia Fortenberry | 7/21/2013

    " This book was a really good read. The story of a boy sent away because of the war. It is told from the boy's point of view and has his thoughts and worries for the welfare of his father fighting in the war. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clay | 4/24/2013

    " My favorite of Lawrence's books, brought to mind by the upcoming publication of his new book, The Giant Slayer "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 2/4/2013

    " Loved, loved, LOVED this book. Beautiful story, beautifully told. I bought a copy of this for my boyfriend's birthday a year later (that boyfriend who is now my husband!) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirsten | 11/16/2012

    " An interesting take on how war touches children's lives. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joy | 10/2/2012

    " Am easy read, enjoyable historical fiction. My husband & I both enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna Szabo | 3/24/2012

    " Great YA book about WWI from an English perspective. Would be a great teach for 7th graders. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alida 3 | 3/6/2012

    " I honestly did NOT like this. I had to read it for school, so I couldn't really help it. :( "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leesha Cowan | 11/29/2011

    " This is one of my favourites. It is a unique and accurate depiction of the first world war from a child's perspective. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammy | 10/13/2011

    " I fell in love with this book!!! It so sucked me in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chantal | 9/11/2011

    " Beautifully told tale of a boy who sent away during the war to stay with an aunt, receiving little carved wooden toy soldiers from his father on the front. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Honeybee | 5/23/2011

    " Loved, loved, LOVED this book. Beautiful story, beautifully told. I bought a copy of this for my boyfriend's birthday a year later (that boyfriend who is now my husband!) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammy | 4/7/2011

    " I fell in love with this book!!! It so sucked me in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clay | 10/30/2009

    " My favorite of Lawrence's books, brought to mind by the upcoming publication of his new book, The Giant Slayer "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirsten | 3/18/2009

    " An interesting take on how war touches children's lives. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joy | 10/8/2008

    " Am easy read, enjoyable historical fiction. My husband & I both enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 NanTze | 6/27/2008

    " This is a children's book, but it is one of the best written accounts of what it was like on the home front during the first world war--all from a child's perspective--that I have ever read. The anguish and the fears are clearly depicted. "

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