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An updated and revised edition of the New York Times bestseller Gnomes, the beloved illustrated survey of gnome life, history, and lore, which has sold astronomically since its original publication in 1977.
Introduction by Brian Froud, conceptual designer of the Jim Henson films The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth
Did you know that gnome couples always have twin children? Or that a gnome is seven times as strong as a human? Do you want to hear some gossip from the gnome who knew Rembrandt?
Dutch artist Rien Poortvliet’s charming full-color illustrations and physician Wil Huygen’s detailed observations of the gnomes’ habits, anatomy, and lifestyle are a delight for readers of all ages. Children will adore the gnome family’s underground home and the constant interaction with animals; adults will appreciate the tongue-in-cheek scientific data. Gnomebody is immune to the gnomes’ tremendous appeal—and a whole new generation is waiting to love them for the first time!
About the Author
Wil Huygen was born in Amersfoort, Holland, in 1923, the seventh of ten children. A physician, children’s author, and oil painter, he lived in Holland with his wife until his death in 2009 at 86 years old. Huygen has five grown children of his own.
Rien Poortvliet (1932–1995), was a Dutch artist and illustrator best known for his drawings of animals.