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Gnomes by Rien Poortvliet
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This is one beautiful if slightly weird book for both children and older people as it’s a ride into a beautiful fantasy world. In a way it is perfect for autumn evening with the coziness and long walks around forest that the gnomes take. It is also a bit dark and violent sometimes in the Brothers Grimm’s kind of way. I personally like it but some of the stories were disturbing for my 5-year-old and we had to make up some further stories about the characters together, which was also fun. What I didn’t like were the very technical fragments that I found simply boring but that’s me and it’s very subjective. I would prefer to learn more about the court and the society of gnomes as such and not all the technical details of the machines they use. But the illustrations are so beautiful you may forgive this and more.
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November 1, 2018 – Shelved
November 1, 2018 – Shelved as: fantasy-scifi-and-co
November 1, 2018 – Shelved as: fiction
November 1, 2018 – Shelved as: kids
November 1, 2018 – Shelved as: men
November 1, 2018 – Shelved as: europe

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