What do you get when you combine man’s best friend with the holiday’s favorite ballet story?

Why, The MuttCracker©, of course!

Donna Parrey’s delightful version of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s famous Nutcracker story features 15 breeds of dogs and is beautifully illustrated by Branden Lucas. Clarisse, our German Shepherd heroine, receives a magical doggie toy from Droolmeister, her mysterious Great Dane godfather. From the tense battle scene between the Labrador Retriever soldiers and the three-headed Cat King to the enchanting Land of Treats, the pageantry of the classic story is reimagined featuring an unforgettable cast of pups! A wonderful gift book for children and mutt-lovers of all ages! " />

What do you get when you combine man’s best friend with the holiday’s favorite ballet story?

Why, The MuttCracker©, of course!

Donna Parrey’s delightful version of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s famous Nutcracker story features 15 breeds of dogs and is beautifully illustrated by Branden Lucas. Clarisse, our German Shepherd heroine, receives a magical doggie toy from Droolmeister, her mysterious Great Dane godfather. From the tense battle scene between the Labrador Retriever soldiers and the three-headed Cat King to the enchanting Land of Treats, the pageantry of the classic story is reimagined featuring an unforgettable cast of pups! A wonderful gift book for children and mutt-lovers of all ages! " />

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About the Author

Author Info

Donna Parrey is a Pinellas-county Florida author and pet adopter who combines her love of the arts and her love of animals in her first children’s book, The MuttCracker. An experienced researcher and business writer, she turns her skills toward creating a fun reading experience. “My research into various dog breeds felt like I was holding virtual auditions for the various roles I wanted to fill for the characters in my book. I am so happy with the matches between the dogs’ various personalities and their characters, and the artist brought them all to life beautifully!” says Parrey.

Contact: [email protected] or 727-360-6059


What do you get when you combine man’s best friend with the holiday’s favorite ballet story?

Why, The MuttCracker©, of course!

Donna Parrey’s delightful version of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s famous Nutcracker story features 15 breeds of dogs and is beautifully illustrated by Branden Lucas. Clarisse, our German Shepherd heroine, receives a magical doggie toy from Droolmeister, her mysterious Great Dane godfather. From the tense battle scene between the Labrador Retriever soldiers and the three-headed Cat King to the enchanting Land of Treats, the pageantry of the classic story is reimagined featuring an unforgettable cast of pups!

A wonderful gift book for children and mutt-lovers of all ages!

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