The Nutcracker illustrated by Graham Percy, Derrydale Books, New York, 1987.
This book adds some depth to the story of the ballet. Among the toys Uncle Hugh brought was a castle, and dolls. Uncle Hugh told a story of the Mouse Queen who cursed a Princess, and then also a Prince (the nutcracker). Maybe the story set her dreaming, but in her dream the princess battles the Mouse King. After defeating hm the go on a tour of the kingdom and arrive at the same palace. The illustrations aren't really that great, and though the story adds some depth it is basically a retelling of the familiar story.
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