Using a number of sources the author and illustrator have compiled a delightful book on gnomeology. In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of its publication, we're thrilled to reissue this phenomenal delight, which enjoyed 62 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list. Fantasy and fun combine in this "real life" history.
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A delightful fictious romp through the world of
A work of art and a charming pasttime. I highly recommend it.
I was first drawn to it by the art. I love the style - warm, intimate, realistic and believable. I love guide books, and I love that this book details all kinds of little things about life as a gnome.
I found the story to be quite believable as well. The book is very immersive. I
What makes this book so wonderful is the stunning artwork combined with the tongue-in-cheek text written as a naturalistic study of Gnomes in their natural habitats and everyday lives. This is a great book to just flip through for a few minutes or to read from cover to cover. The diagrams and stories blend together with the pastoral artwork in a way that stands the test of time and remains a joy for those of all ages. As long as you have a little imagination, I think that you will have a very rewarding experience in giving Gnomes a shot.
Elusive and cunning, these happy little men with their affinity for animals and knowledge of plant life run about the night on their secret duties, while at home the females are busy tending the children and completing domestic chores. Their sworn enemies, besides animals of prey, are trolls who are disliked for their foul odour and general badness; in turn trolls detest gnomes for their beguiling ways and quick feet.
Gnomes is a charming and comprehensive guide into the world of these amazing and astonishing little people. Known mostly for their full beards, rosy cheeks and nose rubbing ways, within these pages you will discover just what it is to be a gnome. Which according to any gnome would be his cap, for a gnome is just not a gnome without his pointy red cap. With physiology, remedies, courtship, legends, songs and personal accounts, Gnomes is a book for anyone with a inquisitive mind and an open heart.
Nice drawings though.