A Lori Mitchell design for ESC Trading Company. The Mouse King is the next in Lori's Nutcracker Suite series. This Mouse King is very dapper, dressed in his striped pants, kingly jacket and crown. He has decided to opt for a butter knife as a sword for his battle with the Nutcracker. The Nutcracker and the Mouse King 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. Collect all of Lori Mitchell's Nutcracker Suite figures to have a full Christmas display of the fable! Makes a great gift too!