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ISBN13: 9780810909656
ISBN10: 0810909650
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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 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)."

and#160;-New York Timesand#160;

"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."and#160;

-The Philadelphia Inquirer

About the Author

Rien Poortvliet (1932and#8211;1995) was a popular Dutch artist. He illustrated more than twenty books before his death in 1995. The Rien Poortvliet Museum in Middelharnis, Holland,and#160;is dedicated to his works. Wil Huygen (1923and#8211;2009) was born in Amersfoort, Holland. He was a physician and childrenand#8217;s author.


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nicole d, June 18, 2012 (view all comments by nicole d)
I remember seeing this book as a kid and being so taken with the illustrations and fascinated by the detail. Now that I've found it again and re-read it as an adult, I'm still just as amazed by the encyclopedic take on the subject and the beautiful artwork. There can be no other work about gnomes so thorough and fun to look at.
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Dreamer Hlessi, September 7, 2010 (view all comments by Dreamer Hlessi)
This book is simply amazing and great for both children and adults. It caters to that part of us that thrives off imagination so well, that it leaves the reader questioning if this is indeed fiction they are reading. Great for recovering Harry Potter fans.  

The art of this book is stunning and obviously well thoughtout. The are diagrams of how gnomes have built their homes and tools. The colors are so rich that it's easy for the viewer to feel the warmth of their little hearth and smell the fragrance of roasting nuts. 

The writing never feels like it's talking down to child, yet is simple enough for most young children to understand. Simply put, you can't go wrong with this book.    
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Product Details

Poortvliet, Rien
Huygen, Wil
Froud, Brian
New York :
History, modern
Fantasy - General
Folklore & Mythology
Edition Description:
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
200 color illustrations
11.88 x 8.25 in
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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