The Complete Gnomes
Gnomes and Secrets of the Gnomes arrived on American shores and jumped right onto the bestsellers lists, in 1977 and 1982 respectively. Scores of readers will again be delighted by the expressive illustrations and delightful text of these two books, now combined in one timeless volume. 414 pages of full-color illustrations.
Hardcover, 1 page
Published January 26th 1999 by ABRAMS
(first published October 1994)
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I remember reading this when I was little and actually taking it as proof that gnomes were real. You are completely dissolved into the tiniest (literally!) details of their world. Utterly fascinating, and I still hope to chance upon a helpful house gnome here in the suburbs--someday!
Mar 22, 2011 Erin Germain rated it 5 of 5 stars
Just for the artwork, this should receive five stars. Add in the clever commentary, and you have a book that first captured my attention as a child when it came out in the late 70s and still makes me smile and think. Underneath the whimsical information about how gnomes look and live is a serious message about conservation and respecting the world around us. If anything, that message is more relevant now than when these books were first released.