Clara treasured the nutcracker doll she received from her grandfather, placing it by her bed and talking to it every morning. However, the toy was cursed, and as she slept one fateful night, it shrunk her to the size of a toy. When malicious mice surrounded her, the savior in her moment of crisis was that very same nutcracker.
Added on June 21, 2015 as a part of Grab Bag 12 Card Pack featuring classic fairy tales characters.
The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (German: Nussknacker und Mausekönig) is a story written in 1816, by E. T. A. Hoffmann in which young Marie Stahlbaum's favorite Christmas toy, the Nutcracker, comes alive and, after defeating the evil Mouse King in battle, whisks her away to a magical kingdom populated by dolls. In 1892, the Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky turned Alexandre Dumas père's adaptation of the story into the ballet The Nutcracker, where the main heroine named Clara (feminine form of the Late Latin name Clarus which meant "clear, bright, famous").
Artwork by Yang Mansik.