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Gnomes Hardcover – May 1, 1977
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About the Author
Wil Huygen was born in Amersfoort, Holland, in 1923, the seventh of ten children. A physician and children's author, Huygen has recently taken up oil painting. He still lives in Holland with his wife and has five grown children of his own. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
It has a believable and detailed discussion of the food is are most loved by gnomes, how they raise their children, when they marry, where they live, what sorts of pets they have (cute mice in little baskets!) and how they tend to animals in the wild. The section which shows a cut away of their house is worth the purchase price alone - the imagination and thought that has gone into this book is amazing.
So if you want a little whimsy in your library, or on your coffee table, this is the book for you. If you want a book with magnificently detailed ilustrations, this is a book for you. Overall I think it is a book for everyone who is young at heart, or who likes a little magic in their everyday lives.
For the art lover, this book is filled with wonderful illustrations! It was illustrated by Rien Poortvliet, and I will be doing an article on him later, for those who are interested.
This book is a must have for any fantasy lover. It is formatted as a diary of Gnome facts and sightings. Many of the illustrations are accompanied by hand-written notes. The book covers all aspects of Gnome life, from birth to marriage, and on to death. Each subject is carefully organized, and written about fully!
The book also briefly covers other mythological figures, of a more sinister nature. They discuss the conection that gnomes have with these creatures of darkness.
At the end of the book are a few fairy tales about gnomes, these brought back many fond memories of my father reading them to me before bed time!
One small note of caution; there is some nudity, and some graphic images of injuries, so I would not reccommend this book for small children. Parents, use your own judgement and preview before purchasing!
It is wonderfully written and illustrated. The descriptions are so well written and so detailed that you shouldn't be surprised to find yourself absently staring at your own garden trying to capture a glimpse of the Gnomes yourself. This is a great read and would make a wonderful present for yourself or someone you know looking to add just a little bit of magic to their lives.
In addition to the awesome pictures, this book covers everything on gnomes and I mean everything...anatomy, physiology, medicine, transportation, family life, types of gnomes and where they live...and much, much more. My favorite part is the illustration of the house. This is a great book for children, for the young at heart, and for those interested in "imaginary" beings.
**FYI, there are pictures of naked gnomes, so you may want to look through this book before allowing young children to see it. **
I think the most extraordinary thing about it is that it has no age range - it really is for anyone and everyone......
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love gnomes and really wanted to purchase this book. I thought I would check it out at the library first. So glad I did not buy this book. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Lovely Reader
Tells the story of Gnomes in completeness. Very funny, educational, factional, and informative. I truly enjoyed reading about the history of the folklore of the GnomesPublished 1 month ago by Monti
Great little book my children love it. It's written like an old naturalist guild book.Published 1 month ago by Joshua Zamora
This book is amazing. It's written like a field guide and is very comprehensive. The artwork is astounding.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Love the style and detail of the illustrations, the stories are great too!Published 1 month ago by Inkblaster