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Gnomes Deluxe Collector's Edition - Wil Huygen, Rien Poortvliet, Brian Froud
Gnomes Deluxe Collector's Edition
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The delightful classic Gnomes has been repackaged in this exceptional collector's edition to celebrate the 35th anniversary of this magical book. The beloved Gnomes was first published in 1976 and the world became enchanted with the simple and diligent ways of these special creatures. Based on... show more
The delightful classic Gnomes has been repackaged in this exceptional collector's edition to celebrate the 35th anniversary of this magical book. The beloved Gnomes was first published in 1976 and the world became enchanted with the simple and diligent ways of these special creatures. Based on Rien Poortvliet and Wil Huygen's scientific observation of the local gnome population in Holland, Gnomes covers all areas of gnome culture: architecture, education, courtship, medicine, industry, and relationships with other mythical creatures. Thirty-five years later, this beautifully illustrated book continues to bring joy to readers of all ages. This revised collector's edition of Gnomes features a new introduction, eight removable prints in a back cover envelope, and an all-new signature of never-before-published gnome sketches by artist Rien Poortvliet on distinctive sketchbook paper.Praise for Gnomes Deluxe Collector's Edition:"[The original book] sold more than a million copies and spent 56 weeks on the hardcover list before the little creatures crawled back under our collective Pet Rock. Now, an anniversary edition, published on April 1, aims to enlighten a new generation with its accounts of gnome biology (they weigh 300 grams and live an average of 400 years), gnome customs (they greet each other by rubbing noses and maintain friendly relations with rabbits), and gnome sex (which always results in twins, who live at home until age 100)." -New York Times "Gnomes is considered the definitive work on gnome culture. With a scholarly tone, it covers gnome architecture, education, medicine, courtship, and family and work life." -The Philadelphia Inquirer
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780810998469 (0810998467)
Publisher: ABRAMS
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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rachelruetz
rachelruetz rated it
5.0 Gnomes
Received for Christmas 2013. Way cute.
lmhwjs
lmhwjs rated it
My parents had this book on the coffee table in the family room growing up. I loved this book, I would frequently look at and make up stories, so I suppose it's unfair to say that I've actually read it, I've read parts of it, but probably not the whole thing - the pictures were far to captivating.
Lari's Bookshelf
Lari's Bookshelf rated it
5.0 Gnomes by Wil Huygen and Rien Poortvliet
I can’t believe I had gone through so many years, working in libraries, without discovering this gem until this past week. Since gnomes make up a big part of this year’s summer reading theme, I have a gnome display on the bulletin board in the children’s area. One of my coworkers and I started talki...
leaning on the side of wonder
leaning on the side of wonder rated it
4.0
Absolutely adored this book as a child - my parents had it in their bookcase & I spent hours pouring over it. I Very very much wanted to believe that gnomes & faieries (& smurfs for that matter) were real. Good memories.
Sandra @ My Fiction Nook
Sandra @ My Fiction Nook rated it
4.0 Das große Buch der Heinzelmännchen. Die ganze Wahrheit über Herkunft, Leben und Wirken des Zwergenvolkes
very, very cute book about Gnomes. Tongue in cheek. I was very fascinated with it when I was a child, and I still remember it to this day.
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