Secrets of the Gnomes
Trolls, on the other hand, are no friends of the gnomes. From birth, these near-monosyllabic, cretinous creatures "start kicking around blindly," solely capable of "discerning things they can pester." As th ...more
These little gnomes are quite similar to British gnomes and brownies, however, they are more industrious and helpful.
These are excellent books for children; (and definitely the kind you'd keep into adulthood).
Inbetween little folktales and self-made-up stories about the fey folk, the authors pop in some general knowledge stuff, like for instance botany, biology and geology and little projects of things the gnomes make to try out yourself (especially if you're a children), with snippets of know ...more
I was very scared by the very realistic drawings of the trolls, but the interesting things: how gnomes live, what they do, how they dress, differences between gnomes in different parts of the world made that less. And, after reading it many times, I already knew when the t ...more
Letto ormai parecchi anni fa me lo ricordo comunque come una lettura piacevolissima: �� l'avventura di due uomini tramutatisi in gnomi che studiano da vicino le abitudini, i costumi e gli strumenti di questo curioso popolo, compilando una sorta di vademecum. Il finale forse �� un po' troppo moraleggiante, ma ci si pu�� passare sopra.
Molto belle le immagini, un libro consigliato (da legg
This book was terrible and definitely not meant for children. It can't hold a candle to Gnomes and hasn't got the charm of Gnomes either. In the book both authors go on a journey all over the place, meeting a few different people and different animals. There's illustrations of gnomes from other countries. They even stay with a family and the men offer to let the men sleep with their wives! Here's a photo of Wil in bed with one of them. There are many topless female gnomes, including one where yo ...more
Ik had ‘m aan de kant moeten leggen en eerst deel 1 gaan lezen, maar het lukte me niet! Wat een fascinerende wezens zijn het toch! Ik ben ontzettend jaloers op de makers van dit boek. Wat een ongelofelijk voorrecht om dat allemaal van dichtbij mee te mogen maken. Ik ben de makers dankbaar voor hun boeiende verslag. En ik ga gauw opzoek naar deel 1.
And I too love the lore behind his art and stories. The combination it very gripping. Though not everyone is a fan of Poortvliet's art. ...more
Grappig detail: de 'etnografische' beschrijving van andere kabouterculturen: kabouterversies van cliché's die nu echt niet meer kunnen. ...more
I just can't get enough Gnome tits and this thing is just chock full of them!
This is supposed to be a sequel to the original 'Gnomes' book by the original author but it really falls short and just doesn't have that same magic...but hey...it's got Gnome tits! ...more